Massachusetts to change how Asian, Black, and other populations are counted in ‘most expansive’ effort in country

Submitted by jessmendes on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 20:36

IHCD celebrates the approval of the data equity provision in Massachusetts, a crucial move forward.

This mandate requires state agencies to collect detailed data on ethnic groups, offering a deeper insight into their unique challenges and disparities. This initiative marks a significant step in the direction of providing tailored support, resources, and representation for diverse communities throughout the Commonwealth.

It underscores the importance of acknowledging and addressing the specific needs of various ethnic groups, ultimately fostering a more inclusive and equitable society.