This report provides examples of how organizations address legal and regulatory concerns about sharing data. Approaches include creating easy-to-use tools to determine who has access to which data, creating adaptable yet secure data sharing agreements, and engaging the leadership and legal teams of the organizations involved.
Included are two case studies describing how the San Diego Fire Rescue Department and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers addressed legal and regulatory concerns while building cross-sector data sharing relationships. San Diego Fire-Rescue’s Resource Access Program developed a tool to help staff understand with whom they can share information, and under which circumstances data can be shared. The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, as a partner in the Camden Promise Neighborhood initiative, built a cross-sector data sharing agreement that was appropriate for the program goals while complying with legal and regulatory requirements for each sector involved.
Lessons from these organizations can help programs and initiatives navigate the legal issues at play while establishing data sharing partnerships.
This report is one of a series of briefs and webinars outlining considerations for cross-sector data sharing to improve health and well-being. Each brief builds upon content presented in a webinar of the same topic.