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This presentation addresses the legal principles framing the collection, use, and release of health data for public health activities, including issues such as privacy, confidentiality, HIPAA, and data use agreements.

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Rachel L. Hulkower, JD, MSPH, Public Health Analyst,... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Cancer registration involves collecting information on patients with cancer. Population-based cancer registries in particular are useful in estimating the disease burden and to inform the institution of prevention and control measures. Collecting personal information on patients with cancer... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Most European countries are facing a continuous increased influx of asylum seekers. Poor living conditions in crowded shelters and refugee camps increase the risk for - outbreaks of - infectious diseases in this vulnerable population. In line with ECDC recommendations, we aim to improve... Read more

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Vector borne diseases like Japanese Encephalitis (JE) result from the convergence of multiple factors, including, but not limited to, human, animal, environmental, and economic and social determinants. Thus, to combat these problems, it is essential to have a systematic understanding of drivers... Read more

Content type: Case Study

Released October 2017. Prepared by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Clinton Foundation, Clinton Health Matters Initiative.

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While prescription opioids serve an invaluable role for the treatment of cancer pain and pain at the end... Read more

Content type: Report

This Primer, published by the Network for Public Health Law on November 17, 2017, and updated on August 1, 2018, on Opioid-related Public Health Emergencies provides key information and visual snapshots of federal, state, tribal, and local emergency declarations in response to the opioid crisis... Read more

Content type: References

As syndromic surveillance reporting became an optional activity under Meaningful Use Stage 3 and incentive funds are slated to end completely in 2021, Washington State sought to protect syndromic reporting from emergency departments. As of December 2016, Washington State emergency departments... Read more

Content type: Abstract

The Vietnam National HSS was established in 1994. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, when the epidemic was increasing rapidly, the HSS helped with the intensive close monitoring of the HIV epidemic. In its first 10 years, the HSS was rapidly expanded from 6 to 40 provinces and in some years, it... Read more

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The outbreak of infectious diseases with a propensity to spread across international boundaries is on an upward rise. Such outbreaks can be devastating with significant associated morbidity and mortality. The recent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa which spread to Nigeria is an... Read more

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In January 2016, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), serving 24 Member States(MS), began executing a regional Tourism and Health program (THP), recognizing that the health of Caribbean economies is closely related to the health of its tourism industry since the Caribbean is most tourism... Read more

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