Law & Policy Insights

Cross-jurisdictional Data Sharing and Immunization Information Systems

Law & Policy InsightsEnvironment, Climate and Health

January 19, 2017
by Jennifer Bernstein

Cross-jurisdictional data sharing requires the application of varying, and sometimes conflicting local, state and federal laws. These laws often present barriers and prevent the efficient and effective use of data to tackle important public health challenges. A national IIS cross-jurisdictional data-sharing memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been developed to help address these challenges and will be piloted in six states.

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Integrating Health Impact Assessments via Environmental Policy Acts

Law & Policy InsightsEnvironment, Climate and Health

January 9, 2017

Health impact assessments (HIAs) can provide decision-makers with critical information on how a proposed policy or program might impact the public’s health. The Network for Public Health Law – Western Region recently collaborated with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to explore and analyze opportunities to imbed health considerations and HIAs into environmental reviews.

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