Health Tracking

Webinar Series

We are excited to introduce a series of webinars that will showcase unique data collection, sharing, and use stories. Webinars will be posted monthly and will also be available on NEHA's Learning Management System. 

May Webinar: Disasters and Environmental Vulnerability

This webinar occurred on May 22, 2018 at 12pm MDT. You can view the recording below.

This activity has been approved for 1 NEHA Continuing Education hour.


1. Dr. Jennifer Horney, Professor and Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Texas A&M School of Public Health 

Topic: Jennifer will highlight challenges associated with conducting research in the post-disaster period, why it is important to work with established community partners when collecting data after a disaster, and how to set priorities for the types of primary data to collect post disaster. 


2. Dr. Thomas McDonald, Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Director of the Research Translation Core of the Superfund Research Program at Texas A&M University

Topic: Thomas will discuss how to interpret post-disaster data when baseline data is often unavailable and the challenges of translating research findings to communities and residents.

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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!

Data Integration to Inform Environmental Health

Integrating large quantities of data from multiple, disparate sources can create new opportunities to understand complex environmental health questions. However, combining new types and larger quantities of data to inform a specific decision presents many new challenges. For example, investigators must develop methods to reliably integrate data from designed experiments with data re-purposed from other uses, such as electronic health records, geo-spatial data sets, and crowd-based sources.