LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 19, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination campaigns have given rise to questions about the legal issues around sharing health information. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host a webinar on May 4 to review the basic elements of the federal health privacy law (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA) for both consumers and health care providers, as well as strategies for data sharing that are allowable under HIPAA.

The one-hour webinar is free, but registration is required. Health advocates, state and local government officials, health department directors, media, Kentucky nonprofits, health care providers and other interested parties are invited to attend. The Foundation also encourages registrants to share questions they have about HIPAA via the registration page.

Data sharing, HIPAA, COVID-19: Legal Issues & Opportunities
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 12 Noon EDT / 11 am CDT
Register here.

The webinar presenter is Jennifer Bernstein, Deputy Director for the Network for Public Health Law in the Mid-States Region. She is based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Bernstein has more 10 years of experience in public health law and policy research and practice. Her areas of interest include health information privacy, confidentiality, and data sharing, particularly around the application of privacy law to public health agencies and data sharing during the COVID-19 pandemic; maternal and child health law; vaccination law; and the role of law in protecting vulnerable populations. Jennifer received her JD and MPH from the University of Iowa and her BS in Women’s Studies and a Certificate in LGBT Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

The webinar is part of the Foundation's Health for a Change capacity-building training series, created to support nonprofit leaders across the Commonwealth to advance pressing health issues.

For questions about the webinar or the Health for a Change series, contact Rachelle Seger, rseger@healthy-ky.org.