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Tribal Public Health Data and Surveillance: The Role of Law

posted on Thu, Nov 5 2015 2:14 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (ET). View/download the slides.

Tribal, state, and federal laws create avenues for the collection of health data that can be used for public health surveillance. However, jurisdictional issues can limit access to this data. This webinar will provide an overview of legal considerations related health data, background on American Indian and Alaska Native public health data and surveillance issues, and discuss the role of law in the access to this data. Topics discussed will include data access and quality, the role of Tribal, state, and federal jurisdictions, and Tribal Epidemiology Centers.


  • Kristin Hill, Director, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center
  • Denise Chrysler, Director, Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region
  • Debra Gee, General Counsel and Executive Officer, Chickasaw Nation Legal Division


  • Aila Hoss, Public Health Analyst, Public Health Law Program, CDC


This is the third in a three-part webinar series on Tribal health, co-sponsored by the CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network. View recordings of the first and second webinars:

Tribal Emergency Law and Practice

Tribal Tobacco and the Law