Public Health Confidential: Federal Edition

Public Health agencies at all levels have broad authority to collect, store and use personal health information to identify, report, and control health threats, and to plan, implement and evaluate public health programs and services.

This course covers basic concepts of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and provides the opportunity to identify situations in practice when confidentiality may be an issue.

Learning Outcome

As a result of this activity the learner will enhance their knowledge and competence in defining basic terminology related to HIPAA and Confidentiality, identify key elements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and apply key confidentiality principles into everyday situations.


At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the significance of HIPAA.
  • Identify the elements of the Privacy Rule.
  • Apply key confidentiality principles to everyday situations.

Continuing Education Credits

You may receive a certificate of completion by completing an evaluation at the end of the training, but there are no formal continuing education credits available.

  • Training launched: December 1, 2014
  • Estimated time: 1 hour
  • Training is free and open to the public

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any ineligible companies whose products, research, or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.