HHS is seeking comments on proposed data collection standards for race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status in population health surveys, as required by Section 4302 of the ACA.  Comments will be accepted until August 1, 2011. HHS also announced plans to begin collecting health data on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations. According to HHS, both of these initiatives “aim to help researchers, policy makers, health providers and advocates to identify and address health disparities afflicting these communities.”