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  • Research Report Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data for Use by Health Plans to Advance Health Equity

    This report is based on a literature review on the status of health plans' R/E data collection and perceived and actual barriers to collecting these data, more than 50 expert interviews, surveys conducted by the Deloitte Health Equity Institute and the American Benefits Council, and the Summit on Race and Ethnicity Data Collection for Health Equity that included 27 stakeholders representing health insurance plans; technology enablers; health care providers; employers; community-based organizations; foundations; and advocacy, public health, provider, and research organizations.




    Policy Centers Health Policy Center
    Research Areas Race and equity Immigrants and immigration
    Tags Community-based care Disability and long-term care Federal health care reform From Safety Net to Solid Ground Health care delivery and payment Health care laws and regulations Health care spending and costs Health care systems and managed care plans Health equity Health insurance Health IT and telehealth Hospitals and physicians Maternal, child, and reproductive health Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Medicare Medicare and Medicaid dual eligibility Public health Social determinants of health State health care reform Substance use

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