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Webinars Health Data Sharing and Privacy

COVID-19: Data Sharing for Public Health Surveillance, Investigation and Intervention


April 2 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Public health’s COVID-19 surveillance, investigation and intervention balances an individual’s right to privacy against the public’s and other’s right to know. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, questions about data sharing under a national emergency have surfaced. Is HIPAA still fully in effect during this public health emergency? How does HIPAA apply to public health departments? What COVID-19 information may public health share with the media, emergency responders, law enforcement and others?

This webinar will identify various federal and state laws, including HIPAA, that impact public health’s ability to share COVID-19 information. After an initial presentation in the first 30 minutes, your questions and comments will be addressed. We encourage you to submit your questions in advance when registering.

This webinar will provide you with:

  • A review of current data sharing questions facing your peers
  • An understanding of HIPAA’s data sharing limitations and opportunities
  • An awareness of other federal and state law considerations


  • Jennifer Bernstein, J.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law- Mid-States Region


  • Sallie Milam, J.D., CIPP/US/G, Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law- Mid-States Region

CLEs will not be provided for this webinar.