Report 2022-102 Recommendation 12 Responses
Report 2022-102: California Department of Public Health: It Has Missed Opportunities to Collect and Report Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data (Release Date: April 2023)
Recommendation #12 To: Public Health, Department of
Public Health should develop a process to verify that all local health jurisdictions that do not use CalREDIE are reporting SOGI data to Public Health and are complying with SOGI data reporting requirements by October 2023.
60-Day Agency Response
The Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) is developing a plan to ensure that the local health jurisdictions (LHJs) that do not use California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE) report all communicable disease data, including SOGI data, to Public Health. This plan relies on the utilization of technology, staff, and processes implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are two components to this plan: (1) Preparing the CID technical infrastructure for receipt of automated data files, utilizing the cloud-based data warehouse that was established for COVID-19. (2) Working with the LHJs that do not use CalREDIE for all disease conditions (e.g., Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco) to inform them of the technical specifications their jurisdictions will need to implement to transmit automated data files, including collected SOGI data, to CID. In order to have a documented process by October 2023, CID will have a high-level project plan for preparing the technical infrastructure by the end of June 2023; initiate discussions with LHJs in June 2023; and have a final documented project plan by October 2023 for the activities the LHJs will need to do to report SOGI data to Public Health, and what CID will need to do to ensure LHJs are complying with SOGI data reporting requirements.
- Estimated Completion Date: October 2023
- Response Date: June 2023
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
We look forward to reviewing Public Health's progress towards implementing this recommendation.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.