This brief recommends strategies that health care organizations can use to effectively organize and interpret race, ethnicity, and language data to improve equity for their patients. It is intended for health care organizations that already have quality data stratified by race, ethnicity, and language. This document does not discuss collecting or stratifying data, as there are other resources available elsewhere. Organizations who are engaged in quality improvement efforts can use data-driven strategies to identify and reduce disparities in their care delivery.
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