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Race, Ethnicity, Language and Disability (REALD)


REALD was passed into Oregon law and is a new type of demographic information that is collected by health care providers. Collecting this information helps to identify health inequities for populations within Oregon. Having this data allows the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to better understand the different populations we work with and serve and will help us move toward the goal of ending health inequities by 2030.
The Center for Health Statistics (CHS) will be implementing REALD in January of 2022 for birth records. This means that new questions that cover Race, Ethnicity, Language and Disability will be added to the Birth Parent Worksheet and the paper Certificate of Live Birth. These questions will also be added as new fields in the Oregon Vital Events Registration System (OVERS). 




REALD Training for Partners

Birth Information Specialists and Midwives will receive invitations to participate in the following trainings.

Overview of REALD
This training is complete. A recording and slides of the training are available below.
  • REALD Training part 1 (Slides)
  • REALD Training part 1 (Recording)


  • Entering REALD data into OVERS
    This training is complete. A recording and slides of the training are available below. 

    If you have questions about the REALD implementation or REALD trainings contact Kathy Ellis, CHS Vital Records Trainer, at Kathy.Ellis‌@dhsoha.state.or.us.