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U.S. EPA Tracking Webinar Series

PFAS Research

Research actions are underway to develop and validate methods to measure PFAS in environmental and biological media; understand human health and ecological effects; understand PFAS sources, occurrence, fate and transport, and exposure; and understand methods for reducing, removing, and remediating PFAS in the environment.

EnviroAtlas Tool Informs Decisions, Research, and Education Webinar

EnviroAtlas is a data-rich, web-based decision support tool that combines maps, analysis tools, downloadable data, and informational resources. This webinar gives an overview of EnviroAtlas focusing on its recent updates and provides a short demo of the tool. The webinar will also include case study examples of how EnviroAtlas has been used by communities. Slide Deck

Graduate Students Enhancing the Activities of Tracking (GREAT) Programs Webinar

The webinar highlights two CDC grantee tracking internship programs at the New York State Department of Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. During the first part of this webinar, Neil Muscatiello discusses the internship program with the New York State Department of Health. During the second part of the webinar, Christy Vogt and Jennifer Camponeschi talk about the Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking Internship Program and follow its evolution into a funded program with promotional materials. GREAT Programs Webinar, 2018

Integrating Data to Empower Advancement Webinar Series

We launched the Integrating Data to Empower Advancement – Environmental Health (IDEA EH) webinar series to showcase data collection, sharing, and use stories and resources. This webinar series has been approved for Continuing Education (CE) hours. Submit continuing education (CE) hours for viewing these webinars.
  • Predicting Septic Failures and Prioritizing Public Health Interventions: Using geographic information system (GIS) mapping technology, areas of Marion County with high risk factors were identified to help drive future public health interventions such as sewer extension projects, drainage improvements, and homeowner education. Viewers will learn about environmental factors associated with septic failures, issues homeowners commonly have with their septic system, methods to identify areas of highest risk for septic failures, how to tailor public health interventions to address root causes of septic failures, and how to practice data integration and mapping to drive decisions. | July 2018: Indiana Marion County Public Health Department.

  • 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 viewers will gain insight into the options available to address these gaps. June 2018, NEHA Webinar.

  • Disasters and Environmental Vulnerability: Presenters discuss how to interpret post-disaster data when baseline data is often unavailable and the challenges of translating research findings to communities and residents. Disasters and Environmental Vulnerability.

Communication in Environmental Health and Tracking (CHAT) Webinar Series

This four-part series explored different communication and outreach strategies to facilitate a tracking program's engagement with traditional and non-traditional partners, impact policy and work effectively across divisions. Submit continuing education (CE) hours for viewing these webinars.

Data and Environmental Health Best Practices Video Series

Build foundational knowledge on open data for your environmental health agency through this video series featuring top open data experts. If you’ve ever wondered what open data are or how to get more results from the information your agency collects, this webinar series is for you. This 4-part series will dive into open data, data management, and data standards for environmental health.
  • Best Practices for Open Data Webinar Series: The first video will define open data and provide best practices with Tyler Kleykamp of Georgetown’s Beeck Center. If you are new to open data, this should not be missed. Best Practices for Open Data

  • How To Manage Your Technology for Better Data Outcomes: Waldo Jaquith, cofounder of the State Software Collaborative, will provide key insights on how to make technology decisions that support your program and open data goals. | HOw to Manage Your Technology for Better Outcomes

  • Communities Using Data: Examples from USAFacts: Who uses open data? Sasha Anderson from USAFacts.org will give us a look inside the world of third-party users of open data and how their work fuels public understanding of government information. | Communities Using Data

  • Data Standards and Environmental Health: Intro to SAFE Standard: Sarah Schacht and Chris Metcalf, consultants on open data standards, will introduce the first data standard for environmental health. This first standard focuses on aquatic inspection data. Get a look at the innovations in open data for environmental health. | Intro to SAFE Standards

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