About the Toolkit
The AHA Disparities Toolkit team is proud to release this updated Toolkit. The Toolkit is a Web-based tool that provides hospitals, health systems, clinics, and health plans information and resources for systematically collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language data from patients.
We trust you will find this Toolkit useful for educating and informing your staff about the importance of data collection, how to implement a framework to collect race, ethnicity, and primary language data at your organization, and ultimately how to use these data to improve quality of care for all populations.
Special thanks to the National Advisory Panel members and the Consortium Members for their input, and to David Baker, MD, MPH, and colleagues at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine for their contribution to the research that informs this work.
Many thanks to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for their support of the work for collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language data in hospitals under the Expecting Success: Excellence in Cardiac Care program and for their on-going grant support to improve data collection. We would also like to thank the Commonwealth Fund for their support of research projects that continue to inform this work.
Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD, Debbie Pierce, Ahmed Haque, Cynthia Hedges Greising, Vera Prince, and Jennifer Reiter
Citation for Toolkit
Hasnain-Wynia, R., Pierce, D., Haque, A., Hedges Greising, C., Prince, V., Reiter, J. (2007) Health Research and Educational Trust Disparities Toolkit. www.aha.org/system/files/2018-01/equity-care-toolkit-eliminating-health-care-disparities–2015.pdf#page=4 accessed on date.
- How to Use the Toolkit
- Who Should Use the Toolkit
- Why Collect Race, Ethnicity, and Primary Language
- Why Collect Data Using a Uniform Framework
- Collecting the Data - The Nuts and Bolts
- How to Ask the Questions
- How to Use the Data
- Staff Training
- Informing and Engaging the Community
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations
- Visually Impaired Populations
- Tools and Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions