In 2015, APIAHF received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to implement the Data Equity Project. This project sought to address: (1) the underutilization of national health data and (2) the limited efforts by federal and state agencies to promote higher quality data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination of AA and NHPI health data. APIAHF partnered with six AA and NHPI-serving community-based organizations (CBOs) in the promotion of public-private partnerships with state/local data collection agencies and entities.
This report highlights promising practices for advancing data equity gleaned from the review of APIAHF’s national efforts and the experiences of APIAHF’s six Data Equity Project partners. The report also offers policy recommendations to support adoption of public-private partnerships for improved data equity. The funding for this RWJF Data Equity Project was utilized to convene and cultivate a learning community of six CBOs to exchange strategies in overcoming challenges and communicating benefits of data disaggregation; to share encouraging practices in improving health data collection, reporting, and dissemination for AAs and NHPIs; and to document and disseminate these strategies and practices.