Leveraging Data to Support Equity Action: Race/Ethnicity Terminology and Data Standards

Thursday, April 20 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CT
North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | Booth 7946 | Interoperability Showcase

Race and ethnicity are important data elements to facilitate progress toward health equity goals. Recognizing this, a wide range of regulatory, policy and quality improvement use cases have been identified for collection and use of these data, but misaligned approaches present challenges to action. In this rapidly evolving environment, many organizations lack awareness of, or struggle to apply, available standards when collecting and exchanging these data. In this panel, speakers will discuss current opportunities to leverage standardized terminology and common definitions to advance equity goals from a variety of perspectives, including standard organizations, payers, clinical and community providers, quality organizations and federal regulators.

Moderator: Lisa Nelson, MS, MBA, VP Business Development, Principal Informaticist, MaxMD


  • Carol Peden, MB ChB, MD, MPH, Executive Medical Director, Clinical Quality, BCBSA
  • Mia Webster Cross, MSN, RN, Chief Community Programs and Outreach Officer, Family Christian Health Center
  • Rachel Harrington, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Health Equity, National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • Jawanna Henry, MPH, MCHES, SDOH Implementation Lead, ONC