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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, and
  • 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

Collecting REALD information helps us understand who is most impacted by health inequities and how we can best support these community members access the services and resources they need to be healthy and thrive.

 Visit REALD for Patients

 Visit REALD for Providers


Fact sheet - REALD and COVID-19: English | Russian​ | Spanish | Vietnamese | Somali | Arabic ​| Korean | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Chuukese | Marshallese | Hmong​​

Fact sheet - REALD and Disability Questions: English​ | Russian | Spanish | Vietnamese | Somali | Arabic | ​Korean | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Chuukese | Marshallese | Hmong |​

Frequently asked questions

"What is Race, Ethnicity and Language, Disability (REALD)?​"Oregon Coronavirus Update​ (March 22, 2021)

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.

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View REALD Forms

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

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