Policy Brief: Health Data Standards in the United States
Current data shows that health disparities have been an ongoing problem for many years,
however, oftentimes available data does not provide a complete or thorough picture of the
extent to which health disparities affect certain communities. The COVID-19 pandemic brought
several issues front and center throughout the past year, including health disparities and a
lack of timely and reliable data.
To effectively address health disparities, we must begin by tackling an ongoing, fundamental
problem: the lack of standardized data collection. Universal data collection is needed to show
the full extent of public health problems society faces, as well as to inform the development and
implementation of relevant, appropriate policy actions.
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