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A concrete outgrowth of the Disparities Leadership Program and the Health Care Quality and Equity Action Forum has been the development of the Pediatric Health Equity Collaborative (PHEC) comprised of 12 organizations working together with the goals of establishing best practices, lessons learned, and recommendations for the field with regard to race, ethnicity, language, and other demographic data collection in pediatric care settings.

View the PHEC member list.

See an example of how one organization collects data to facilitate culturally competent patient-provider communication.


Review the working document that describes data collection practices of PHEC member organizations within 6 key domains.


Read the PHEC publication, A Patient and Family Data Domain Collection Framework for Identifying Disparities in Pediatrics.

Read the publication authored by PHEC members and their colleagues, Variability in Collection and Use of Race/Ethnicity and Language Data in 93 Pediatric Hospitals.

A patient and family data domain collect
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For more information, contact:

Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH
Director, The Disparities Solutions Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Suite 901
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 643-2916

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