Environmental Public Health Tracking
NEHA is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Environmental Health (CDC/NCEH), as one of numerous national partner organizations, on the ongoing development and implementation of the Environmental Public Health Tracking (Tracking) Network. The Tracking Program, facilitated by CDC, is building a national public and environmental health information system that supports national efforts to exchange electronic information. The health tracking network aims to better protect communities from adverse health effects through collection, analysis, integration, and interpretation of data about environmental hazards, exposure to environmental hazards, and human health effects potentially related to exposures.
For more information, please visit the CDC Tracking site: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/tracking/
In recognition of the importance of this program, a position paper on Environmental Public Health Tracking was submitted which was adopted by the NEHA Board during the 2007 Spring Board Meeting.
Environmental Public Health Tracking Virtual Conference
NEHA has partnered with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Environmental Health Tracking Branch (Tracking Branch) for a virtual conference focusing on increasing awareness and knowledge about the environment’s role in chronic diseases.
Conference content will focus on the environmental effects on chronic conditions such as asthma, cancer, respiratory disease, as well as other relevant topics such as physical activity environment in children, health impact assessments, utilizing the CHANGE Tool, utilizing the MAPPS Tool, creating partnerships between health and local planning agencies, health equity, health policy and others.
To find out more, or to register, click here.
NEHA Tracking Resources
E-learning Opportunities – NEHA has two Tracking educational opportunities available online at http://www.nehacert.org/moodle/. These sessions also provide continuing education credit.
Journal of Environmental Health - The Journal of Environmental Health is published 10 times per year by the National Environmental Health Association and keeps readers up-to-date on current issues, new research, useful products and services, and employment opportunities. The CDC Tracking contributes a bi-monthly column on Tracking Network and Program activities. We frequently cover issues of importance to environmental health professionals, and reprints are available through Content Editor.