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).
The policy applies to all OHA and ODHS programs that collect, record, and report demographic data. These data collection standards provide a consistent method to gather information across all state data systems and will help us identify and address health disparities. The original effort focused on race, ethnicity and language and was advanced through the passage of
House Bill 2134 passed by the Oregon legislature in 2013. Additionally
House Bill 4212 was passed in 2020 that expanded the reporting requirements to all COVID-19 encounters including tests, hospitalization, deaths, and Multi-inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
*Please note that for the purposes of this page, we will be describing only the reporting requirements of Oregon House Bill 4212. For further information on REALD, visit OHA's
Office of Equity and Inclusion REALD site.
REALD Reporting for COVID-19