Data Collection and Analysis

In order to properly address health equity, you must be able to accurately measure progress, and data are imperative to assess that progress. This page provides links to high-value health equity data, as well as regulatory requirements and measurement standards.

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Kansas Health Matters Health Equity Index — Kansas Health Matters

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Developing Effective Data Dashboards — Health Information Technology, Evaluation, and Quality Center (HITEQ)

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REAL Data Toolkit — American Hospital Association

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Health Equity Services in the 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule — Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Learning Network

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inequities in the quality of health, health care, and health outcomes experienced by groups based on social, racial, ethnic, economic, and environmental characteristics

the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health

an individual’s unmet, adverse social conditions (e.g., housing instability, homelessness, nutrition insecurity) that contribute to poor health and are a result of underlying social drivers of health (SDOH)

also known as “social determinants of health,” the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age that are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources and impacted by factors such as institutional bias, discrimination, racism, and more

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