Comments on draft standards for collecting & reporting data on race, ethnicity due August 1

The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has announced new draft standards for collecting and reporting data on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status.  DHHS  plans to begin collecting health data on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) populations to help researchers, policy makers, health providers and advocates to identify and address health disparities afflicting these communities.

You can submit comments on the draft data collection standards at www.regulations.gov under docket number HHS-OMH-2011-0013.

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