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Data Collection

It is essential for an organization to collect data and conduct analyses to understand the specific health care disparities that may exist at the organization and within the community it serves. The organization should collect data to understand the sociodemographic characteristics and health-related social needs of the individuals in its community. In addition, data from the organization’s staff and leaders should be collected to identify opportunities to increase diversity and racial, ethnic, and language concordance.

A collection of curated resources have been identified to help organizations meet the certification requirements. Resources can be filtered by element of performance (EP), which have been labeled to indicate the focus of the requirement.

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