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Enhanced APAC Data for Limited Data Sets

November 9, 2023

The Center for Health Statistics and the All Payer All Claims (APAC) program have linked birth and death vital records data and APAC claims. This linkage does not change the requirements for requesting files from each office but eases combined use after approval.

Making the linked records available will aid research by:

  • Allowing researchers to more thoroughly analyze diagnoses and services reported in APAC and the health information reported on birth and death certificates; and
  • Removing the need for researchers to request identified data (such as name and date of birth) to use for linking. This simplifies APAC's review of the data requests and project activity to link, remove, and store any identified data for project teams.

Each program (APAC and the Center for Health Statistics) applies its own laws and procedures to data requests. Review instructions on how to request APAC data with a linked vital records file.

Using APAC Data to Eliminate Racial Injustice

January 4, 2021

APAC is pleased to invite data requestors to apply for an optional incentive if they believe their project will identify concrete actions to eliminate health inequities stemming from historical and contemporary racial injustices and the inequitable distribution of resources and power (see Health Equity definition below). Interested requestors may complete an optional section of the APAC data request form to apply for incentives such as:

  • Priority processing of requestor’s application
  • Waiver of fees
  • Priority production of data files
  • Technical assistance from APAC analysts or other OHA staff
  • Other provisions that the Director of Health Analytics may find appropriate

This option is open to requestors of either public use data sets or limited data sets. See more information on this option and how to apply here.

Health Equity Definition

Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full health potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances.

Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address:

  • The equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and
  • Recognizing, reconciling and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.

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APAC Data Now Linked to Oregon Death Record Data

August 18, 2020
Linked All Payer All Claims (APAC) and Oregon death record data supports analyses and research about health care access, services and outcomes and is now available for request through a two-part process:

You may submit requests to the APAC program (Part A) and CHS (Part B) concurrently, and APAC and CHS will coordinate approval.  

The APAC program highly recommends that you contact us for a discussion and consultation prior to submitting your APAC-Death record linked data request.