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Webinar Series (Archived)

Introduction to the NCHHSTP Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines (April 10, 2012)

Speakers: Al DeMaria, Kevin Fenton, Pat Sweeney, Dena Bensen, Nanette Benbow, Dan George

Objectives: To introduce the NCHHSTP Data Security & Confidentiality Guidelines, to explain the main components of the Guidelines, to give examples of how jurisdictions can implement the Guidelines, and to give participants resources to help implement the Guidelines.

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Conducting an Initial Assessment (April 18, 2013)

Speakers: Vincent Fears, Nathalie Roberts, Sam Costa, Bridget Anderson, Katherine Endress

Objectives: This webinar is intended to present approaches to conducting an initial assessment. Presenters will demonstrate how to use assessment results to identify weaknesses and barriers, introduce assessment templates, and share lessons learned and best practices.

Additional Resources: Access webinar slides and additional resources on conducting an Initial Assessment, including samples of an assessment, case scenario, intro letter, and review tools.

Developing Policies and Procedures and Conducting Periodic Assessments (May 7, 2013)

Speakers: Vincent Fears, Gustavo Aquino, Bruce Heath, Lynn Sosa, Stanley See

Objectives: This webinar is intended to give attendees practical ideas, possible approaches, and templates for developing policies and procedures and conducting periodic assessments.

Additional Resources: Access webinar slides and additional resources on developing data security and confidentiality policies and procedures, including samples of program policies and policy documents.

Ensuring a Secure Physical & Electronic Environment; Annual Training/Certification (June 6, 2013)

Speakers: Vincent Fears, Gustavo Aquino, Levator Brown, Thomas Shavor, Jeff Stover

Objectives: This webinar is intended to give attendees practical ideas, possible approaches, and templates for creating a confidential and secure physical and electronic environment and certifying compliance with the NCHHSTP Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines.

Driving Public Health with Appropriate Data: Data Sharing – Why, When, Who and How? (July 25, 2013)

Speakers: Vincent Fears, Gustavo Aquino, Mark Stenger, Ann Drobnik, Debbie Wendell

Objectives: This webinar is intended to highlight considerations and provide examples of practical approaches for secure and confidential sharing of data for public health action.

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Active Responsible Stewardship – From Training to Responding (August 26, 2013)

Speakers: Vincent Fears, Gustavo Aquino, Patricia Sweeney, Medina Tipton, Lou Smith

Objectives: Active responsible stewardship includes not only having policies for how to do things but having plans for when things go wrong and policies are breached, learning from those experiences, and creating a culture of privacy that is reinforced through regular security and confidentiality training. In this webinar, we will highlight the related standards from the 2011 NCHHSTP Security and Confidentiality Guidelines and two health departments will share their approaches to good stewardship through development of confidentiality policies, procedures, and training, including responding to breaches and using a web-based annual training module.

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