Report 2022-102 Recommendation 13 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 #13 To: Public Health, Department of
Public Health should develop an action plan to ensure that CalREDIE users and Public Health programs can extract SOGI data for all of the reportable disease conditions currently in CalREDIE by October 2023.
60-Day Agency Response
The Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) is developing an action plan to ensure that the local health jurisdictions and CID programs can extract SOGI data on all the reportable disease conditions currently in California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE), with two components: (1) Continuing the ongoing work to add SOGI data elements to each data extract in the CalREDIE data warehouse. As of May 17, 2023, 49 of 128 extracts have been updated, an increase of 22 since the list was provided to the auditors on February 14, 2023. (2) Developing and implementing a plan to move the CalREDIE data warehouse and all communicable disease data to cloud-based data warehouse that was established for COVID-19 leveraging technology, staff, and processes implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moving the CalREDIE data to the cloud-based data warehouse is expected to result in efficiencies to modifying the data extracts to allow extraction and analysis of the available SOGI data. For example, for those extracts that are not updated to include SOGI data in the CalREDIE data warehouse, movement to the cloud-based data warehouse will facilitate updates to those extracts to include SOGI data elements more quickly. CID plans to have a schedule for the remaining data extracts in the CalREDIE data warehouse by 6/1/2023; and a high-level schedule for moving all the CalREDIE data to a cloud-based data warehouse by the end of June.
- Estimated Completion Date: July 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.