Links to resources and tools for LHDs from ODH and national organizations in the areas of communications, information technology, program, and research.
CDC Web Syndication for Local Health Departments
Information Technology (IT)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
HIPAA Privacy Rule requires each covered entity or hybrid entity to report any breach of unsecured protected health information to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 45 CFR 164.408. Breaches affecting more than 500 persons must be reported immediately otherwise, breaches must be reported annually within sixty (60) days of the end of the calendar year. Accordingly, the reporting deadline for breaches occurring in 2013 is March 1, 2014. The forms can be found here:
Applying Research and Evidence Based Practices
Last updated: 02/28/2014