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Sunset on Barkley Sound in the Pacific Rim National Park

​There are many public benefits that could be realized just by focusing on the three uses that participants of this project perceived as being within social licence: better patient care, better health system planning, and better understanding of disease and wellness. ​These and other benefits could be realized if there is a concerted and continuous effort to identify and act on increasing the health data uses that members of the public support.

Social Licence for Uses of Health Data: A Report on Public Perspectives was funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada to inform the Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy. HDRN Canada Scientific Director and CEO Dr. Kim McGrail made this presentation to the Expert Advisory Group for the Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy.​

Bison (bison bison), Grasslands National Park; Saskatchewan, Canada

More resources

Public Perspectives on Acceptable Uses of Health Data

Presented by the authors at Health Data for All of Us public forum

How can Health Data be Used for Public Benefit? 3 Uses that People Agree On

Article written by the authors and published in The Conversation

How to Access Data & Public Engagement in Health Data Research with HDRN Canada

Presented by co-author Julia Burt to NL Support