Subject: Now Available: eLearning Module: Privacy Basics for Frontline Staff

New eLearning Module Available:

Privacy Basics for Frontline Staff

Privacy is key to recovery. It’s also the law. Get the facts about patient privacy and Protected Health Information.

The CoE-PHI team is happy to share our third eLearning module with you! 

This module, Privacy Basics for Frontline Staff, is designed to help professionals who provide or administer substance use disorder (SUD) services understand how protected health information (PHI) can be shared within one’s own organization, and when communicating with clients and individuals outside their organizations.

This module:

  • provides you with 24/7 access to the information and training you need to understand the federal privacy laws protecting SUD treatment records

  • can be used by organizations to support their new-employee orientation process and annual staff competency training

  • offers an option to receive a course certificate upon successful completion of knowledge checks

  • can be completed in 15-25 minutes making it easy to fit into a typical workday

For more helpful information, please visit the CoE-PHI Resource Center on our website.

This resource was supported by SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award with 100% funded by SAMHSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by SAMHSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.


Funded by SAMHSA, the CoE-PHI develops and disseminates resources, training, and TA for states, healthcare providers, school administrators and individuals and families to improve understanding and application of federal privacy laws and regulations, including FERPA, HIPAA, and 42 CFR Part 2, when providing and receiving treatment for SUD and mental illness.


Resources, training, technical assistance, and any other information provided through the CoE-PHI do not constitute legal advice.