Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT)
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. In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO offers the local health department (LHD) perspective by providing strategies for strengthening collaboration and communication between state grantees and LHDs working to understand the links between key environmental health indicators (air quality, carbon monoxide, lead, water quality) and the development of disease.
Please click here to learn more about NACCHO's project and its accomplishments.
Minnesota Department of Health Recognized for Saving the State $14 million through its EPHT Data Portal
The Minnesota Department of Health was recently recognized by their governor for saving the state a projected $14 million by creating an online EPHT data portal that makes it easier for both researchers and the public to access a variety of important health and environmental quality data. The portal is a one-stop shop for this information and integrates data on 18 topics, such as asthma, poverty, obesity, and health insurance by placing it all in one location. Before the creation of the data portal, this information collected by different state agencies across many webpages, making it difficult to find, use, and understand. More »
Archived Tracking Webinar Series
NACCHO, the American Public Health Association, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials sponsored a three-part webinar series on the contributions of Environmental Public Health Tracking data to local and state public health programs.
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What's New on the Tracking Network
CDC's Tracking Network: New Features Demonstration
Check out the video to see how the new features on the Tracking Data Portal can make data searches more intuitive and engaging. Click here to view the video.
Environmental Public Health Tracking Training
The Tracking Network's new training webpage includes information on a variety of online training opportunities for different levels of education and experience. Click here for more information.
Mortality Benefits Estimates
Mortality benefit estimates associated with reducing PM2.5 are now available for coronary artery disease and deaths from all causes. This new tool can help identify areas where interventions to reduce air pollution could result in meaningful health improvements. Click here for more information.
30 Years of Weather Data
When you search climate change data, you will find over 30 years (1979 - 2011) of weather data on extreme heat days, events, and temperature distribution. The extreme heat days and events data allow you to look at temperature, heat index, and number of days to define extremely hot days and extreme heat events. Click here for more information.