Health Tracking

Int. Society for Disease Surveillance Conference

The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) conference is the premier event dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of biosurveillance. Every year, the ISDS conference draws approximately 400 professionals from a broad range of disciplines to learn the latest achievements, analytic methods, best practices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations in the rapidly evolving field of disease surveillance.

From Data to Decision-Making

CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is a powerful tool that helps users visualize health and environmental data to better understand, communicate and act on public health issues. Join this webinar to learn how Minnesota and Washington, two states with strong tracking programs, have effectively integrated biomonitoring data into the tracking portal. What are best ways to collect this data, work with the portal and visualize the results? And how did these states work with environmental health system partners to optimize this process?

NEHA Webinar: Data-Use and Septic Systems

The Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis, IN recently completed a septic system survey of homes to identify issues homeowners may be having with their systems.  The information gained from the surveys, as well as septic repair permit data, soil geography, and well log information, were used to conduct analyses to determine the factors associated with septic failures and septic issues in Marion County.  Using geographic information system (GIS) technology, areas of Marion County with high risk factors were identified to help drive future public health interventions such as

2018 Environmental Public Health Tracking Program - Peer-To-Peer Fellowship Opportunity

​The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is working with CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health to provide capacity-building support to local health departments to utilize tracking data through the National Environmental Health Tracking Program. The primary task of the Tracking Program is to translate environmental and public health data into meaningful information that would be used to improve community health.

NEHA Webinar: Low or No-Cost Tools to Shape Your Data Into a Compelling Story

As health departments are advancing data systems to increase evidence-based practices, environmental health personnel might be lacking the tools and training needed to turn their data into actionable knowledge. This knowledge can produce influential stories that impact policy maker decisions surrounding resources, planning, and processes. Webinar attendees will gain insight into the options available to address these gaps.

2018 Public Health Informatics Conference

Join the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from August 20-23, 2018 for the next Public Health Informatics Conference, "Connecting Systems and People to Improve Population Health."

Held biennally, the conference aims to provide a forum for new and seasoned public health, healthcare, and information technology professionals to exchange experiences, ideas, and strategies about public health informatics that are paramount to the advancement of public health practice and health equity.

Using Tracking Data to Inform Health Impact Assessment Webinar

This webinar at 2 pm Eastern will feature the stories of three Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) in which data from the Environmental Public Health Tracking portals was used to inform the process. Additionally, speakers will discuss the HIA Tracking toolkit developed to enable environmental health practitioners to more fully use tracking data in their HIA work. Tune in to hear about the tracking toolkit and other resources that are available to support HIA work!

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