HIPAA Hybrid Toolkit


October 11, 2019
by Kathleen Hoke and Kerri McGowan Lowrey

Most health departments have programs that are covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Public Law 104-191 (“HIPAA”), such as health care providers who bill electronically, clinics or health plans. Health departments may also provide traditional public health services that are not covered by HIPAA, such as surveillance, inspections, outbreak investigation and injury prevention programs.

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Making Sure Kids are Healthy Enough to Learn: Innovations in Education Law and Policy

WebinarsNational School Lunch ProgramFood Safety and SecurityHealth in SchoolMechanisms for Advancing Public Health

September 26, 2019
by Kerri McGowan Lowrey and Mathew R. Swinburne

Education has emerged as a social determinant of health in its own right. More highly educated individuals are healthier and tend to live longer; they also are at less risk of smoking, drug abuse, accidents and chronic diseases. Despite federal laws that guarantee all children a free appropriate public education, major inequities exist.

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Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change through Law and Policy

WebinarsClimate and HealthEnvironment, Climate and HealthMechanisms for Advancing Public Health

August 22, 2019
by Jill Krueger

Climate change is one of the most significant public health threats of our time. With more frequent and intense natural disasters, such as flooding, extreme heat events, and severe storms, addressing the health risks associated with these events is critical. Laws and policies can impact how communities plan for climate change and can assist in the development of resilience plans to protect public health.

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