Using and sharing data to provide the appropriate response to high utilizers’ needs is challenging work, but results in meaningful outcomes for individuals, families and the community. Effective use of data can also reduce the number of individuals held in jail pretrial simply because they cannot afford bail, reduce recidivism and help develop better programs for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. Creating a network for information sharing and engaging in effective planning and coordination is critical to building a consensus around what data can and will be shared. Key stakeholders must understand the legal framework for information sharing to design and implement effective criminal justice, health and human service collaborations. Staff must be trained to respond to questions about the purpose and limits of data sharing.
Developed by the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) as part of the lessons it has learned by working at the local-level to develop data systems that can monitor the education, health, housing, economic opportunity and public safety conditions of small communities, this resource identifies the common elements of data sharing agre
This workbook—including team exercises, worksheets and action plan template—is designed to guide communities through the development of their strategies to share data across systems. Teams are encouraged to work through the exercises first, followed by the worksheets and then the action plan.
This MOU is between the Gila County Jail and the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA), which is contracted to coordinate the delivery of behavioral health and acute care services for the county.
This Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is between the county’s Automated Information Mapping System (AIMS) and the county’s human services department. In this example, the human services department is the business associate.
This confidentiality agreement is between the county and county employees who access My Resource Connection, an information system with client records. The agreement provides instruction on how to communicate with other departments about mutual clients and the types of information that can be shared with other service providers.
This tool was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help determine if a person, business or government agency is a covered entity under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).