Health Tracking

Request For Proposal Resources

Request for Proposal (RFP) Resources

Creating an environment for successful collection and use of data starts with usable and sustainable software.

RFPs provide a vehicle to communicate your project requirements to vendors who can provide solutions. If the information contained in the RFP doesn’t clearly convey to the vendor what is needed, the resulting product may not meet needs and be expensive to modify.

The resources provided below assist with understanding the language used in RFPs, how to prepare prior to putting together an RFP, and examples of RFPs created by environmental health programs.

RFP Glossary

Terms and Definitions Commonly Used in Technical Proposals (PDF)

Pre-RFP Guide

Strategies to Developing a Successful Technical RFP (PDF)

RFP Examples

Environmental Health Request for Proposals

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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.