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What is Race/Ethnicity?

What is Race/Ethnicity?

Users will learn the meanings of race and ethnicity, racial disparities, and how to determine race and ethnicity of their patients for tracking disparities. Contains audio.

By reflecting on their own and others’ definitions of race/ethnicity, learning about the history of the concept of race and how the government defines and uses it, and exploring the complexities of the topic, learners will:

  • Recognize the differences between the concepts of race and ethnicity;
  • Apply the Office of Management and Budget’s federal guidelines;
  • Realize the need for keeping records of race/ethnicity;
  • Explain why self-determination of race/ethnicity is necessary
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