6. Data Policies


In March 2021, the Utah Office of Health Disparities (UDOH) within the health department published an initial set of uniform data standards for the collection of race and ethnicity information collected by, sponsored by, or reported to the department. Led by the Governor’s Senior Advisor for Equity and Opportunity, these standards adhere to federal guidance on data collection standards and include a brief toolkit to help policymakers and officials implement the standards. These standards have enhanced UDOH’s Vaccination by Race/Ethnicity Weekly Report and other efforts to support a more equitable recovery, such as the COVID-19 Multicultural Advisory Committee.

Issue Areas: COVID-19, Equity, Health