Tracking Environmental Health Hazards


Contributions of Tracking Network Data to Public Health Programs

  • 2013 Tracking Webinar Series Archive

    ASTHO, in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), conducted a three-part webinar series on the invaluable contributions of Tracking Network data to state and local public health programs. Click on the links below to listen to a live recording or view presentations from the series.

  • Part I: Successfully Integrating Environmental Public Health Tracking and Environmental Health Assessments

    In this first of a three-part webinar series, the Florida Department of Health described its use of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network as an integral component of conducting community-based environmental health assessments. Participants learned how Environmental Public Health Tracking can enrich the environmental health assessment process by providing indicator data to support community-identified issues. Florida shared its experiences, valuable lessons learned and planning tips for other states and jurisdictions to assist them with their own current and future environmental health assessments.

  • Part II: Incorporating Environmental Public Health Tracking into Health Impact Assessments

    The second webinar in the three-part series featured the Minnesota Department of Health’s Environmental Public Health Tracking and Climate & Health Programs describing their successful use of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease data in Health Impact Assessments. Speakers discussed opportunities for intersection between HIA and Tracking data and also provided participants with a national perspective on the uses of Health Impact Assessments and the Tracking Network.

  • Part III: How Environmental Public Health Tracking Assists in Providing Safe Community Water

    This is the last in the three-part series of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program webinars. In May 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tracking Branch released new data with 36 new measures and 6 new contaminant profiles for community water. These water data came from the 23 states that are part of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. This webinar demonstrates how water data from the Tracking Network can help state and local agencies monitor and provide safe community water and explains how the most common contaminants affect different areas of the country.