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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.

Year 2015

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The Privacy and Security of Non-Traditional Occupational Health Services

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.

Year 2013

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The Privacy and Security of Occupational Health Records

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.

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Laws and Regulations Governing the Disclosure of Health Information (2014 update)

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.

Year 2014

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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.

Year 2011

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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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Minnesota Statutes Governing Data Classification and Sharing

This resource summarizes key Minnesota state laws relating to data sharing.

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Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide Third Edition

This two-volume manual provides detailed information on creating and operating various health-related registries.

Year 2014

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Conquering the Trials and Tribulations of Data Sharing and Linking

This slide deck provides information on legal and policy considerations and misconceptions related to early childhood integrated data systems, including lessons learned from early childhood data systems implemented in Connecticut and North Carolina.

Year 2014

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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.

Year 2011

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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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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.

Year 2015

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Health Information & the Law

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.

Year 2018

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Immunization Data Sharing, HIPAA, and MIIC

This guidance document examines whether the HIPAA protections permit providers to submit immunization data to a Minnesota immunization registry without patient authorization.

Year 2016

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Administrative Data and Disease Surveillance: An Integration Toolkit

This resource discusses issues associated with the integration of administrative and disease surveillance data for public health applications, including real and perceived barriers to integration.

Year 2011

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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.

Year 2012

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Summary of Selected Federal Laws and Regulations Addressing Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

This resource provides a summary of nearly 50 different federal laws relating to data protection in different sectors.

Year 2010

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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.

Year 2016

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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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Toolkit for Planning an EHR-based Surveillance Program: The Surveillance Information Lifecycle

This toolkit provides guidance, resources, and tools to help users establish an EHR-based public health surveillance system.

Year 2016

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Guidance on the release of information concerning deaths, epidemics or emerging diseases

This guidance document provides recommendations to journalists and public health information officers pertaining to the release of health information in the context of public health incidents.

Year 2011

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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.

Year 2013

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Legal & Ethical Considerations for Health Department Data Sharing

This document describes legal and ethical for public health use of HIV data. It focuses on state laws and whether health departments can use or share HIV data for various purposes.

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Federal Public Health Laws Supporting Data Use and Sharing

This issue brief provides a brief overview of federal laws that encourage the use and release of health information for public health purposes.

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Public Health Information and Data Sharing: The Legal Framework

These webinar slides describe the role of law in health information technology, health system outcomes, and barriers to data sharing.

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Data De-Identification Toolkit

This toolkit, from the Network for Public Health Law, is intended for a broad audience of health officials, privacy officers, public health practitioners, data managers and their attorneys.

Year 2019

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