Unpacking the Federal Government’s New Changes for Collecting Data on Race & Ethnicity

Racial Equity, Video | April 12 2024

To build a society where all Americans can live their healthiest and most vibrant lives free from discrimination, everyone needs to be seen. Having good data that fully reflect America’s diversity will move our nation in the right direction and allow all communities to thrive. For the first time since 1997, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) expanded its race and ethnicity standards to capture historically excluded communities, who will now be visible in federal data collection for the first time.

On April 11, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems held a briefing to discuss OMB’s updated race and ethnicity standards and the implications for our public health data systems.

Speakers included:

  • Tina Kauh, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Meeta Anand, Senior Program Director, Census and Data Equity, The Leadership Conference Education Fund
  • Maya Berry, Executive Director, Arab American Institute
  • Rosalind Gold, Chief Public Policy Officer, NALEO Educational Fund
  • Terry Ao Minnis, Vice President of Census and Voting Programs, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC

We invite you to watch the recording:

(Media briefing held by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems)