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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). 


The most recent version of the updated Parent Birth Worksheet must be used for all births that occur on or after January 1, 2022.
Any remaining copies of older versions of the worksheets should be recycled/destroyed. The date of can be found on the bottom right of the worksheet.

REALD Training for Partners
Birth Information Specialists and Midwives were provided training on REALD. A recording and slides of the trainings are available below.

Overview of REALD
  • REALD Training part 1 (Slides)
  • REALD Training part 1 (Recording)

  • Entering REALD data into OVERS