Contact Us | Donate | Advertise Follow us on TwitterFollow us on facebookFollow us on LinkedIn

tfzfnvxz.jpg

For the most complete display of articles, please login.

Editor - Christine Willis, AHIP
Copy & Production Editor - Charlene M. Dundek
Full Editorial team - Access here
MLAConnect is updated continually. Most articles are restricted to MLA members and/or to members of specific MLA sections. For the most complete display of articles, please login.
Submit to MLAConnect.
Refer to the MLA Style Manual when writing articles.
Products, services, and events published in MLAConnect do not constitute MLA’s endorsement or approval. Opinions expressed in MLAConnect are the authors’ and do not necessarily express those of the association.

MLAConnect < Article detail

Participate in Office of Management & Budget Initiative to Update MeSH Terminology OMB’s Statistical Standards for Race and Ethnicity

This past summer the National Library of Medicine (NLM) hosted a listening session with external communities and users to discuss the role of community input in MeSH development—a controlled and hierarchically organized vocabulary produced by NLM. During this listening session, NLM described actions being taken to ensure that updates to MeSH are consistent with Federal standards while remaining inclusive and respectful.

NLM also shared the need to align MeSH race and ethnicity terminology with the statistical standards the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) set forth. Such alignment is essential for interoperability and sharing across agencies’ datasets. The last OMB update on terminology was in 1997.

NLM is reaching out to let us know that OMB is taking action to update these terms.

OMB is offering two ways for the public to share their perspectives and input on OMB’s statistical standards for race and ethnicity. They include:

1. Soliciting public input on OMB’s recommended proposal for revisions to Directive No. 15 through a Federal Register Notice. To receive a notification when the solicitation is issued, please email Statistical_Directives@omb.eop.gov and request to join the mailing list.

2. Holding virtual, bi-monthly listening sessions to hear directly from members of the public. To schedule a listening session, please send a brief email expressing interest to Statistical_Directives@omb.eop.gov.

MLA will submit comments and input. We encourage members of the health sciences library community to share perspectives and input as part of this important work to improve the quality and usefulness of Federal race and ethnicity data. Please contact Mary Langman with questions.

If no content displays, it may be because the access to this article is member-only. Please login below, and then use the back page control to get back from the home page to the page displaying the article.