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Webinar: Ethical issues in public health data use

What kinds of personal information should be collected, analyzed, and shared for improving population health? In the February session of Hot Topics in Practice, two attorneys explore the legal and ethical issues related to public health data use.

This one-hour webinar begins with an overview of how the law can be an effective tool to promote public health and data sharing. The presentation will then discuss which ethical frameworks and questions are most helpful to guide our thinking as we approach data-related activities, as well as big data applications. The presenters will share case studies and action steps that help public health professionals address these seemingly intractable dilemmas and take the lead in initiating these community conversations.

Rachel Hulkower, JD, MSPH, Public Health Analyst, Cherokee Nation Assurance, CDC Public Health Law Program
Cason Schmit, JD, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University School of Public Health

Date and Time: 
February 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm