Equity in Health Data: COVID-19 as a Case Study

Key Resources

“Algorithmic Bias Playbook.” Obermeyer, Z., Nissan, R., Stern, M., et al. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. June 2021. Available here.

“New Commission to Tackle How National Health Data Are Collected, Shared, and Used.” Plough, A., Christopher, G. Health Affairs. May 18, 2021. Available here.

“A New Definition of Health Equity to Guide Future Efforts and Measure Progress.” Braveman, P. Health Affairs. June 22, 2017. Available here.

Government Resources

“Federal Action is Needed to Improve Race and Ethnicity Data in Health Programs.” Grantmakers in Health and National Committee for Quality Assurance. October 13, 2021. Available here.

“Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government.” U.S. Office of Management and Budget. May 5, 2021. Available here.

“Developing Health Equity Measures.” Zuckerman, R., Samson, L. Tarazi, W., et al. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. May 2021. Available here.

“Paving the Way to Equity: A Progress Report.” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 2021. Available here.

“Ways and Means Committee Releases Summary of Responses to the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force’s Request for Information.” U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. July 10, 2020. Available here.

Additional Resources

“Racial Bias in Health Care Artificial Intelligence.” NIHCM Foundation. September 30, 2021. Available here.

“Big Data Analytics and the Struggle for Equity in Health Care: The Promise and Perils.” Ibrahim, S., Charlson, M., Neill, D. Health Equity. 2020. Available here.

“Developing a Framework to Measure the Health Equity Impact of Accountable Communities for Health.” Hughes, D., Levi, J., Heinrich, J. et al. The Funders Forum on Accountable Health. July 2020. Available here.

“America’s Opportunity Gaps: By the Numbers.” U.S. Chamber of Commerce. June 24, 2020. Available here.

“National COVID-19 Patient Data Vital to Fixing Inequality.” Robeznieks, A. American Medical Association. April 24, 2020. Available here.

“The Health Equity Measurement Framework: A Comprehensive Model to Measure Social Inequities in Health.” Dover, D., Belon, A. International Journal for Equity in Health. February 19, 2019. Available here.

“Measuring What Works to Achieve Health Equity: Metrics for the Determinants of Health.” Davis, R. Prevention Institute. June 2015. Available here.

“Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection in Clinical Settings and in Electronic Health Records: A Key to Ending LGBT Health Disparities.” Cahill, S., Makadon, H. September 5, 2013. Available here.

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