Environmental Public Health Tracking
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network provides information from a nationwide network of integrated health and environmental data that drives actions to improve the health of communities. NACCHO supports local health departments by providing strategies to strengthen collaboration and communication between state grantees and locals working to understand the links between key environmental health indicators (air quality, carbon monoxide, lead, water quality) and disease development.
NACCHO’s Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Toolkit includes case studies, guides, trainings, communications materials, and reports and papers. Tools support building infrastructure to conduct webinars, communication about EPHT and its value to a community, education and training materials, and provide guidance on using data from the National Tracking Network to inform decision makers about the linkages between environmental conditions and chronic disease. A NACCHO fact sheet provides more information about the toolkit and how to use it.
NACCHO’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Workgroup helps to advance the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network within local health departments. The workgroup communicates important data, information, tools, and resources from the Tracking Network; increases local health departments’ capacities to address existing and emerging environmental health issues; and helps to understand how the Tracking Network can better serve public health at the local level. Members include local health department staff and private consultants.
Link to workgroup factsheet PDF
A three part webinar series by NACCHO, the American Public Health Association, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials examines the contributions of Environmental Public Health Tracking data to local and state public health programs. The webinar series includes:
The policy statement below demonstrates NACCHO's support of environmental public health tracking at the national level.