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Business Associate Contracts

This HHS guidance provides a template for a HIPAA business associate agreement.

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Clark County Information Sharing Guide

This resource provides guidance relating to Inter-Agency data sharing; for juvenile justice reform in Washington state.

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Cloud Computing: A Primer on Legal Issues, Including Privacy and Data Security Concerns

This slide deck provides an overview of legal issues associated with cloud computing and provides considerations for negotiating contrAct; terms with cloud computing providers.

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Legal Agreements & Supporting Documents

This online resource provides a brief overview of the importance of data use agreements and contrAct;s in obtaining and using administrative data, and it contains links to sector-specific resources and example agreements.

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Legal Issues Concerning Identifiable Health Data Sharing Between State/ Local Public Health Authorities And Tribal Epidemiology Centers In Selected U.S. Jurisdictions

This resource provides a general overview of the legal authority of state, local and tribal public health agencies to collect, use, and share data for public health and research purposes.

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Legal Issues Related to Sharing of Clinical health; Data with Public Health Agencies

This document discusses legal issues relating data sharing between health care providers and public health agencies.

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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).

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Roadmap for Foster Care and K/12 Data Linkages Key Focus Areas to Ensure Quality Implementation

This resource provides guidance on linking education and foster care data. It provides detailed description of general issues relating to data sharing.

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Rising to the Challenge: Building Effective Systems for Young Children and Families, a BUILD E-Book

This resource provides information on creating linked data systems relating to early learning and development.

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Connecting the Dots: The Promise of Integrated Data Systems for Policy Analysis and Systems Reform

This resource provides an overview of the legal, ethical, scientific, and economic challenges associated with creating integrated data systems for inter-agency collaborations and research.

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Criminal and Epidemiological Investigation Handbook

This resource provides guidance on joint criminal and epidemiological investigations involving law enforcement and public health officials.

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Data De-identification: An Overview of Basic Terms

This resource provides an overview of key concepts relating to data de-identification as it pertains to FERPA.

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Data Sharing Requirements Initiative: Collaborative Approaches to Advance Data Sharing

This resource provides guidance for organizations working in alternative payment models to better obtain and use data form outside organizations, and provides brief overviews of a few relevant legal issues.

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Data Sharing to Enable Clinical Transformation at the Community Level: IT Takes a Village

This issue brief examines select communities and organizations that have made investments in health information technology and Health Information Exchange;.

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Data Sharing: Creating Agreements In support of community-academic partnerships

This resource provides guidelines and best Practices for data sharing between academia and community organizations.

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Developing Data Sharing Agreements

This resource provides information and links relating to data sharing agreements pertaining to education data and student records.

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Federal Statistical Research Data Centers

This website contains information about federal statistical research data centers, including information about available government data and the processes for accessing that data for research.

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SAMHSA - HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

This online resource provides information and resources relating to contracts and MOUs to facilitate care coordination between community-based primary and behavioral health care providers.

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Sharing Data and Protecting Your Community

This resource provides information and guidance associated with research involving the genetic information of tribal communities and includes links to example data use contrAct;s with Tribal and American Indian/Alaskan Native organizations.

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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.

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Strength in Numbers: Supporting Quality Improvement in Early Care and Education Programs through Linking Administrative Data

This resource describes challenges in linking administrative data relating to early care and education programs and provides specific strategies to address them.

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Submit a Data Sharing Application

This resource provides guidance and links to other resources for researchers needing data sharing agreements to use military health information managed by the US Defense Health.

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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.

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The Legal Landscape of Justice and Health Information Sharing

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.

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Tribal Epidemiology Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources and best Practices to promote population health among tribal communities by enhancing public health surveillance in Indian Country.

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Guidance for Reasonable Methods and Written Agreements

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.

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Unemployment Insurance (UI) Data Sharing

This resource provides a brief overview of New York's UI Data sharing Bill (S5773A). The resource describes the new uses for unemployment insurance data permitted under the bill under NYS Labor Law Labor Law 537.

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New York State Privacy & Confidentiality Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources for government agencies to share information and facilitate the creation of a Child Health Passport.

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Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Confidentiality Toolkit

This toolkit to assist governments promote coordination and collaboration between various governmental agencies and programs relating to children and families.

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National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Lessons on Local Data Sharing

This resource describes a process for negotiating data sharing agreements with local agencies with the goal of creating a neighborhood indicator system.

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American Statistical Association Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality

This resource provides guidance, Resource links; training modules, and legal summaries relating to privacy and confidentiality in a variety of sectors.

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ASTHO Public Health & Information Sharing Toolkit

This toolkit outlines concepts and issues relating public health agencies' authority to collect, use, and share information for emergency preparedness and response.

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Sharing data: legal and policy considerations

This resource provides best Practices concerning the legal and policy considerations pertaining to sharing research data.

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SLDS Issue Brief: Sources and Linking Strategies for Employment Data

This issue brief describes different strategies for linking employment data, education data, and other social service data.

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The Integration of Early Childhood Data State Profiles and A Report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education

This resource provides information relating to the creation of early childhood integrated data systems using existing administrative data to state governments.

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Toolkit for Communities Using Health Data

This report by the National Committee on Vital Statistics describes the principles for data governance and stewardship.

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Top 10 Steps to Take Before Launching a Population Health Management Program

This resource provides guidance on creating a population health business unit for an internal employee or member-based accountability program.

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Fine Print: Rules for Exchanging Behavioral Health Information in California

This resource describes legal issues associated with sharing physical health, mental health, and substance abuse data, including a review of federal and California laws.

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Foundations in Privacy Toolkit

This toolkit contains template policies and procedures, template agreements, flow charts, and checklists designed to assist businesses and organizations in Minnesota comply with both state and federal laws.

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Inter-Jurisdictional Health Information Exchange;: Guidance for Public Health Agencies

This document provides guidance for creating inter-jurisdictional data sharing agreements to facilitate sharing between public health agencies in different jurisdictions.

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Joint Guidance on Data Matching to Facilitate WIOA Performance Reporting and Evaluation

This joint guidance from the US Departments of Labor and Education discusses compliance issues associated with linked education data with unemployment compensation data and vocational rehabilitation data.

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Data License Agreement

This resource describes the process of entering a data license agreement to use HUD data for research purposes and provides links to the data license application and other resources.

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Data Sharing Agreement Checklist for IDEA Part C and Part B 619 Agencies and Programs

This resource provides information on creating written agreements to obtain and use education data protected by IDEA Parts B and C and FERPA.

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Data Sharing Road Map: Improving Student Outcomes through Partnerships between Public Housing Agencies and School Districts

This HUD resource provides guidance to assist public housing agencies collaborate and develop data-sharing partnerships with school districts.

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Data-Sharing Tool Kit for Communities: How To Leverage Community Relationships While Protecting Student Privacy

This toolkit provides information and resources to help users better understand how to share data protected by FERPA.

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Legal Issues for IDS Use: Finding a Way Forward

This resource outlines legal and policy considerations for creating an integrated data system. It provides guidance for negotiating and creating legal agreements to use data.

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Models for Change Information Sharing Tool Kit

This toolkit provides information for jurisdictions seeking to share data to support juvenile justice reform efforts.

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Privacy Tools for Data Sharing: Lessons Learned and Directions Forward

This resource compiles the slides and recordings of an interdisciplinary workshop summarizing findings from a 5-year NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontier Project.

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Public Health Access to Student Health Data: Authorities and Limitations in Sharing Information Between Schools and Public Health Agencies

This issue brief discusses the FERPA and HIPAA data protections and exceptions relevant to data sharing between schools and public health agencies.

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Using Administrative Data for Randomized Evaluations

This resource provides guidance on obtaining and using nonpublic administrative data for evaluation purposes.

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Written Agreement Checklist

This guidance from the Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center provides information on creating written agreements to obtain and use education data protected by FERPA.

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Information Sharing in Criminal Justice & Mental Health Collaborations: Working with HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws

This resource examines the laws relating to health information sharing in the legal, public safety, and criminal justice contexts.

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