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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.
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.
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.
This document discusses legal issues relating data sharing between health care providers and public health agencies.
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 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.
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.
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 guidance document examines whether the HIPAA protections permit providers to submit immunization data to a Minnesota immunization registry without patient authorization.
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.
This toolkit outlines concepts and issues relating public health agencies' authority to collect, use, and share information for emergency preparedness and response.
This resource provides a summary of nearly 50 different federal laws relating to data protection in different sectors.
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.
This toolkit provides guidance, resources, and tools to help users establish an EHR-based public health surveillance system.
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.
This document provides guidance for creating inter-jurisdictional data sharing agreements to facilitate sharing between public health agencies in different jurisdictions.
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.
This issue brief provides a brief overview of federal laws that encourage the use and release of health information for public health purposes.
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.