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Incomplete and inconsistent capture of information about race and ethnicity in real-world data (RWD) limits a full understanding of the distribution, safety, and effectiveness of FDA-regulated products, which impacts the health of the public.

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA has launched RAISE to elevate the capture and curation of race and ethnicity data in health care settings to ultimately improve the quality of health care and medical products.  

Despite the known racial disparity of COVID-19, race data was >30% missing among persons with lab-confirmed COVID-19 in one-third of large data organizations participating in the COVID-19 Diagnostics Evidence Accelerator. 

(Source: Diagnostics Evidence Accelerator Parallel Analysis)

RAISE will include 11 community workshops from January – June 2023 covering topics that influence the continuum of race/ethnicity data in health care settings.




This project is supported by the U.S. FDA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award (FAIN) totaling $499,514 (100% of the project)