A Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Throughout Data Integration
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, use of cross-sector data can also reinforce legacies of racist policies and produce inequitable resource allocation, access, and outcomes.
Since 2019, AISP has led a diverse workgroup of civic data stakeholders to co-create strategies and identify best practices to center racial equity in data integration efforts.
Centering racial equity is not a single, discrete step. A 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:
Use of algorithms and statistical tools
Reporting and dissemination
Work in Action sections throughout the toolkit highlight current site-based examples taking place at each stage.