What is REALD?
REALD is an effort to increase and standardize Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Disability (REALD) data collection across the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). REALD (sometimes referred to as REAL+D, as the original effort focused on race, ethnicity and language) was advanced through the passage of
House Bill 2134 passed by the Oregon legislature in 2013.
HB 2134 required ODHS and OHA to develop a standard for collection of REALD data in conjunction with community stakeholders. The statuary authority for these rules is codified in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)
413.161. In 2014 the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) detailing the data collection standards were completed (OARs 943-070-0000 thru 943-070-0070).
October 1, 2020 Changes for Health Care Providers
Since October 1, 2020, hospitals, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and health systems have been required to report REALD data on COVID-19 encounters. Other providers will be phased in over time.
Learn about requirements related to REALD data collection and reporting for COVID-19 encounters on
the REALD for Health Care Providers page.
Visit REALD for Providers
OHA REALD Office Hours for Phase 1 Organizations
Starting in January 2021, OHA will host office hours for Phase 1 providers to ask REALD questions. Phase 1 providers are:
- Hospitals except for licensed psychiatric hospitals
- Health care providers within a health system
- Health care providers working in a federally qualified health center
OHA's first office hour will be held January 26, 2021, from noon to 1 p.m.
REALD Learning Series
Find slides and recordings for past sessions in the "Resources" section below.