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) to work on the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (link to EPH Tracking Network Page here) to engage local health departments to use and contribute data. Additionally, NEHA, NACDD and CDC partnered to create a virtual conference focused on increasing awareness and knowledge about the environment’s role in chronic diseases.
Conference content focused 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.
While the virtual conference has ended, there will be a new one in early 2017, exact date to be announced.