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Making Crucial Connections: Public Health Law

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This course is designed to familiarize local Board of Health (BOH) administrators and members with applicable laws and regulations impacting local public health agencies and Boards of Health.


  • What’s the Connection
  • Part 1: Role of Local Boards of Health (BOH)
  • Part 2: Governing Statues
  • Part 3: Quarantine and Isolation
  • Part 4: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
  • Self-Reflection
  • Course Summary...
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The University of Iowa College of Public Health's Institute for Public Health Practice, in cooperation with the Iowa Association of Local Public Health Agencies (I-ALPHA), has developed a series of practiced-based educational programs targeted toward new public health administrators and nursing administrators. The programs are part of the Institute's continuing effort to provide training to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the current public health workforce.

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Review of Iowa's Public Health Confidentiality Laws and Policies

There are five topics in this course:

  • Topic 1: Public Health Confidentiality Laws
    • What types of information are considered confidential according to State Law
  • Topic 2: IDPH Data Release Policy
    • What information do I have the authority to share publicy
  • HIV/AIDS-specific confidentiality laws
    • What types of information about HIV/...
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