Multnomah Department of County Human Services is implementing a policy for the collection of client race and ethnicity. This page is designed to provide an overview of the policy and implementation for our contracted partners. 

1. Review the video 

E-learning video

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2. Consult the supporting materials for more information

Supporting Materials

3. Consider the specific changes in data collection process or the forms used to collect demographic data that are necessary to comply with the policy.

Templates to help you add this question to your data collection forms:

Form Templates

4. July 1, 2013: Begin collecting client race/ethnicity data in accordance with the policy for all new clients.

We will not be going back and updating race/ethnicity for clients entering services before this date.