The Administration for Children and Families has released a Confidentiality Toolkit to help human services providers navigate the confidentiality and data security requirements of a number of federal programs.
The report is a product of the agency’s broader Interoperability Initiative, which is intended to help promote information sharing and coordination among its human service programs and with related health programs (for instance, Medicaid).
The report includes:
- Individual chapters addressing confidentiality and privacy requirements for 6 programs: child welfare, child care, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), child support, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
- Sample data sharing agreements.
- U.S. GAO: Human Services: Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data Sharing While Protecting Privacy (February 2013)
- Illinois Framework for Healthcare and Human Services. A Handbook for States: Establishing Governance for Health and Human Services Interoperability Initiatives (2013)
- APHSA National Workgroup on Integration