What is REALD?
REALD is an effort to increase and standardize Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Disability data collection across the Department of Human Services (DHS) 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 DHS and OHA to develop a standard for collection of race, ethnicity, language, and disability (REALD) data in conjunction with community stakeholders. The statuary authority for these rules is codified in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS 413.042 and 413.161). In 2014 the administrative rules detailing the data collection standards were completed (OARs 943-070-0000 thru 943-070-0070).