NEARS Support

The National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS) is an online tool from the CDC used by jurisdictions across the United States to track environmental assessments that are conducted as a result of foodborne illness investigations. 

Explorer Program

To encourage involvement in the CDC NEARS Program, we offer the fully funded Explorer Program for state, territorial, local, and tribal jurisdictions. 

Explorer Program

User Annual Meetings

We bring together CDC NEARS Sites to review the analysis of CDC NEARS data, train in the System, share experiences, and more. 

NEARS User Annual Meetings

Online Community

Our community platform provides a virtual community to support anyone participating in the CDC NEARS. 

Online Community 

Success Stories & Webinars

Check out these success stories of how participating in CDC NEARS prevented and reduced future outbreaks in communities. 

Success Stories