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Data are essential to inform public health activities. While an abundance of data are collected and used in different sectors, laws define how data can be used to promote health of individuals and communities.
This resource provides information on creating linked data systems relating to early learning and development.
Sharing Data for Better Results: A Guide to Building Integrated Data Systems Compatible with Federal Privacy Laws
This toolkit provides guidance on federal data protection laws to government employees and elected officials to facilitate the integration of data systems and government services.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; Guidance for Reasonable Methods and Written Agreements
This guidance document provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the FERPA protections and disclosure provisions.
This issue brief describes select federal laws relating to data protections for justice and health information and outline relevant state law issues and ethical principles for organizations to consider.
This resource provides an overview of the federal laws relating to data protections for occupational health records and provides some guidance for determining which regulations could apply in given circumstances.
This issue brief provides an overview of federal laws relating to occupational health records and gives best prAct;ice recommendations for protecting the privacy and security of occupational health records.
This issue brief provides an overview of the governance structure of health information with a specific focus on the laws and regulations relating to disclosure.
Measuring Performance: A Guidance Document for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Data and Reporting Results
This resource provides a process for Promise Neighborhood grantees to establish data systems and processes to collect and report data required by the Government Performance and Results Act; (GPRA).
This slide deck provides an overview of legal issues associated with cloud computing and provides considerations for negotiating contrAct; terms with cloud computing providers.
This document provides a side-by-side comparison of the FERPA and HIPAA privacy protections to facilitate sharing between schools and health agencies.
This resource explains requirements for a few of the HIPAA disclosure provisions, including whether disclosures must be logged by covered entities for accounting purposes.
This resource summarizes four FERPA exceptions permitting personally identifiable information. The disclosure exceptions relate to directory information, school officials, studies and audits or evaluations.
This guidance document provides information on the FERPA protections and exceptions. It includes recommended best Practices for data sharing under the various exceptions and creating written agreements.
This guide provides a detailed review of the federal HIPAA protections and special considerations associate with electronic health information.
This website provides information on state and federal laws pertaining to health information. It provides overviews of state and federal laws, analysis of important legal issues, and various legal resources.
This toolkit to assist governments promote coordination and collaboration between various governmental agencies and programs relating to children and families.
This resource provides guidance, Resource links; training modules, and legal summaries relating to privacy and confidentiality in a variety of sectors.
This resource provides a summary of nearly 50 different federal laws relating to data protection in different sectors.
Many Missing Pieces: The Difficult Task of Linking Early Childhood Data and School-Based Data Systems
This issue brief discusses various challenges to linking education and early childhood data. I provides a brief overview of a few federal laws protecting education and early childhood data.