|Thursday, September 29, 2016|
Public Health Law Program
Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Public Health Law News Announcements
Webinar—Electronic Health Information: State and Local Approaches to Data Sharing. This free webinar, co-sponsored by CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network for Public Health Law, will focus on the importance of data sharing for public health purposes. Panelists will characterize public health information exchange and highlight efforts under way to improve the ability of state and local public health agencies to access and use electronic health information. The webinar will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT).
MMWR—School District Crisis Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Plans. This MMWR discusses data from the 2012 School Health Policies and Practices Study, which evaluated and identified gaps in schools’ preparedness and response plans. The article discusses how deficiencies need to be addressed to meet the four Healthy People 2020preparedness PREP-5 objectives.