Here’s the HHS Plan on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Data Collection

Here are key timelines they’ve outlined for themselves in the plan:

  • June – December 2011: Continue cognitive testing and begin field testing of sexual orientation data collection.
  • Summer 2011: Conduct first roundtable on gender identity data collection. development. Complete initial development of sexual orientation data collection questionnaire.
  • Winter 2011:  Conduct follow-up roundtable on gender identity data collection.
  • Spring 2012 Conduct and complete initial field testing of sexual orientation data collection. HHS Data Council presents a strategy to include gender identity data collection in HHS surveys.
  • Winter 2012: Conduct and complete large scale field test of sexual orientation data collection.
  • 2013:  If the field test is successful, implement new data collection on sexual orientation into the full NHIS data collection.

Full plan here:

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