February 4, 2020
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The next session of Hot Topics in Practice considers legal and ethical issues related to 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.

Register today to broaden your thinking around public health data use.

Ethical Issues in Public Health Data Use

Date: February 27, 2020, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; policymakers and public health attorneys; organizations that use data to promote health outcomes


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


About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.