Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

The Massachusetts Racial Equity Data Road Map: Data as a Tool Toward Ending Structural Racism

Manning, S. E., Blinn, A. M., Selk, S. C., Silva, C. F., Stetler, K., Stone. S. L., Yazdy, M. M., Bharel, M.

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) initiated a quality improvement project to improve use of data for action to promote racial equity. To address the challenges identified in the study, the team identified potential solutions and prioritized development and piloting of the MDPH Racial Equity Data Road Map (Road Map). The Road Map framework provides strategies for data collection and uses that to support the direction of actionable data-driven resources to racial inequities. The Road Map is a resource to support programs to authentically engage communities; frame data in the broader contexts that impact health; and design solutions that address root causes.

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Improve Data Infrastructure

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