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April 12, 2023

AMIA appreciates the efforts of the Working Group and the Office of the Chief Statistician to improve the quality and usefulness of federal race and ethnicity data. The current (1997) race and ethnicity standards should be revised to capture data that reflect the diversity of the U.S. population more accurately. We commend the effort to ensure that any changes to existing categories are the product of interagency collaboration.

AMIA offers the following comments for consideration.