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Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Disability (REALD) Implementation

What is REALD?

REALD is a type of demographic information, like age, marital status, employment and more. REALD stands for the types of information it includes: 

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Language
  • Disability

In 2020, the Oregon legislature passed a law that requires health care providers to:

  • Collect REALD information at health care encounters related to COVID-19, and
  • Share this information with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

Why We Ask

This requirement helps the state understand which communities are most impacted by COVID-19, so they can get more funding and services. For example, if we learn that one group of people has more COVID-19 cases than other groups, we can make sure that group gets more testing and resources like masks.

 Learn about REALD and COVID-19

 Visit REALD for Providers


Visit the REALD rules page for the current REALD rules, rulemaking information, and ​upcoming changes.​

REALD in Action

Read recent studies that have used REALD data to inform health strategies for people with disabilities.

Quick Links

Email us

Read the Guide

REALD Guide cover

View REALD Forms

Service-based settings (such as health care, contact tracing, social services):

Non-service-based settings (such as surveys):

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