U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Plan for Health Data Collection on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Populations
Under the plan, HHS will integrate questions on sexual orientation and gender identity into national data collection efforts. This includes the testing of questions on sexual orientation and potential incorporation of these questions into the National Health Interview Survey, the department’s flagship data instrument for collecting health information on populations, by 2013. This would be the first step toward development of a government-wide standard for LGBT data collection.
Under Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act, the Secretary is authorized to ensure that any federally conducted or supported health care or public health program, activity or survey collects and reports, to the extent practicable, demographic data as deemed appropriate by the Secretary on health disparities.
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and Disability Status Required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act
Content Last Modified: 06/29/2011 09:00:00 AM