The Demographic Data Collection Pilot Project, funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provided fifteen primary care practices with a unique opportunity to learn how patient race, ethnicity, and language important to providing high quality care and addressing health disparities. Participating practices received a stipend of up to $4,100.00 per site to conduct a comprehensive Baseline Needs Assessment and engage in a Train the Trainer Demographic Data Collection Best Practice Webinar Series.
Aligned with the CDC National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities, this project played a crucial role in improving demographic data collection as a foundational activity for promoting health equity. The overarching goal was to increase capacity of primary care provider organizations to collect high quality data and report it effectively. This project represents a significant stride toward fostering inclusive and effective healthcare practices within Rhode Island's primary health services.
As a result of this initiative, four comprehensive reports have been compiled, providing valuable insights and recommendations. Additionally, webinar resources from the Train the Trainer series are available below.
We’d like to thank our participating practices for their dedication throughout this project: