Cross-sector data sharing and integration transform information about individuals into actionable intelligence that can be used to understand community needs, improve services, and build stronger communities. Yet, using cross-sector data can also reinforce the legacies of racist policies and produce inequitable resource allocation, access, and outcomes.
This resource, the Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Throughout Data Integration, describes positive and problematic practices for centering racial equity across the six stages of the data life cycle.
Related Guides & Resources
Despite good intentions, data is sometimes collected, analyzed, and used in ways that can replicate or even amplify existing injustices and inequalities.
Resources from National Council of Nonprofits, Humentum and +5