Demographic Data Collection Pilot kicks off train-the-trainer webinar series

  • 06 Nov 2023

The first of six train-the-trainer educational webinars on demographic data collection was held in October. Christin Zollicoffer, Vice President, Chief Belonging & Equity Officer at Lifespan educated the trainers from the 15 participating practices on systemic racism, racism in medicine and threat response.  The presentation provided participants with detailed historical timelines of racism in America and Rhode Island and illustrated why collecting demographic information from patients is so important to addressing health disparities. The goal of the Demographic Data Collection Pilot is to improve the accuracy and completeness of race, ethnicity, language, and other patient demographic information in primary care practices. Fifteen adult and pediatric practices from across RI were selected to participate in the project. The next webinar, on Tuesday, November 12 will be presented by Jen Etue and Natasha Viveiros from Providence Community Health Centers and will focus on demographic data standards.