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Webinars Health Information and Data SharingDe-identification of DataOpioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention

Linking and De-identifying State-level Data Sets to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic

July 30, 2019


Data can be a powerful tool for developing harm reduction policies and programs but the complexities of data sharing can prove challenging.  In this webinar, co-sponsored by the Network and All In: Data for Community Health, presenters from health departments in Massachusetts and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania will present case studies about their work to de-identify and link datasets to address the opioid epidemic. Presenters will also share strategies for navigating the legal framework to collect, use, and share data across sectors to improve community health, while complying with legal and regulatory requirements and maintaining the public’s trust.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Learn how to find and support pathways to share data;
  • develop awareness of how to analyze a data sharing issue;
  • Review approaches to de-identify data; and,
  • Hear best practices and lessons learned from data sharing innovators working to address the opioid epidemic.


  • Sallie Milam, JD, CIPP/US/G, Deputy Director, The Network for Public Health Law, Mid-States Region Office


  • Elizabeth Scurria Morgan, JD, First Deputy General Counsel and Director, Privacy & Data Compliance Office, MA Department of Public Health
  • Dana Bernson, MPH, Director, Special Analytic Projects, MA Department of Public Health
  • Eric Hulsey, DrPH, MA, Manager of Behavioral Health Analytics, Allegheny County Department of Human Services

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.