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Summary Health Information and Data Sharing

Summary of State Laws that Facilitate Data Sharing Among State Agencies

October 22, 2019


Data are essential for public health surveillance, epidemiological investigation, research, program development, implementation and evaluation. Sharing data across government agencies assists in addressing social determinants of health, environmental needs and risk factors; in better aligning services that support individuals; and in enhanced public health surveillance. Further, better information for health and human services agencies generally produces better care.