Health Tracking

Community Drinking Water Data on the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.

Drinking water quality is an important public health issue. This presentation will highlight new functionality of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program using as an example drinking water data for 24 states for 10 contaminants for the years 2000-2010. The attendee will learn how to access and download any of the tracking program datasets for observation and exploration on their own.

 

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Conquering Time and Space: Effectively Using Weather Data to Assess Environmental Health

Accounting for weather and atmospheric factors (temperature, humidity, wind, and smoke plumes) is critical for environmental health surveillance, but data are usually available at scales that are not compatible with health data. Using new tools, publicly available data, and open source software, weather and health data can be aggregated to meaningful scales for use by environmental health professionals.