Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Categories: General* NSWEG

menzies MSHR

Symposium Abstract

Symposium Abstract:The collection of race and ethnicity data in health datasets isan important element of an equitable public health system. Health statistics forAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diversepopulations in Australia can allow gaps in health care and outcomes to be identified.This may inform the development of targeted services to be delivered to the peopleand places where they are most needed.Speakers will share some historic and contemporary Australian and internationalexamples of when such data have not been available, the impact this has on healthequity, how data deficiencies have or may be overcome, and the critical need forstrong data governance over how such data is collected, recorded, and reported.

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