EPH Tracking Mentoring Fellowship Application

Environmental Public Health Tracking Program - Tracking Mentoring Fellowship Opportunity: Fellowship Application Is Now Open

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018-19 Environmental Public Health Tracking: Tracking Mentoring Fellowship Program. We are seeking proposals from unfunded local public health agencies to work with a tracking program grantee on an environmental health project that utilizes tracking data. Intended to increase capacity at non-funded local public health agencies, the fellowship will provide an opportunity to an unfunded local health department to:

  1. Participate in a one-on-one mentorship with a current Tracking Program grantee
  2. Devise and implement an environmental health project that uses tracking data to address an environmental health issue, under the guidance of the grantee tracking program
  3. Learn key data utilization techniques to identify and characterize health effects, exposures, and hazards
  4. Develop a programmatic understanding of the tracking techniques and IT infrastructure that can be modeled around the needs and challenges of the region

Fellowship Requirements

  • Implement an environmental health project based on the needs of the region that uses tracking data from the grantee tracking program with which the LHD was matched
  • Complete a written white paper or health impact assessment which uses tracking data and has an impact on the community’s health or policies which impact population health. This report will be due by the 15th February 2019.

Furthermore, the health department that receives the fellowship will be awarded a stipend of $2500 for travel and supplies. The mentee is encouraged to visit the mentor’s health department to gain knowledge about the tracking program and develop the pilot the project implementation plan.


To be eligible for this fellowship, the applicant must be a public health or environmental health professional, epidemiologist, or other related program manager from a local public health agency (city, county, and tribal) that is NOT currently funded as part of CDC’s National Tracking Program. In addition, the applicant must -

• Demonstrate an inclination towards environmental epidemiology, tracking/monitoring, environmental public health tracking, or related activities

• Propose a samll project that is reasonable in scope for the time period, complements current activities at the said local health department, and furthers the goals of the National Tracking Program

• Be willing to share resources and lessons learned with NEHA, CDC, and other public health agencies across the country through publication of the report, participating in webinars and other reasonable activities as determined

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the application form. (below)
  2. Include a project narrative.
  1. Introduction/background
  2. Project description
  3. Plans for collaboration, including identifying the state or local tracking grantee with whom the applicant will collaborate
  4. Project timeline, along with milestones
  5. Expected outcomes
  6. Future plans to sustain the project beyond its duration

Deadline to submit an application is October 1, 2018.


Applications will be reviewed by a panel and will be evaluated for:

  • Applicant’s interest in environmental public health tracking, or related activities
  • The scope and quality of the pilot project proposal and its relevance to regional challenges
  • Applicant’s ability to complete the project in conjunction with a mentor

Fellows are supported through a NEHA contract with the CDC. Only one application will be accepted from each local public health agency. Project implementation is expected to begin in October 2018.

If you have any questions about the 2018-19 Environmental Health Tracking: Tracking-Mentoring Program or the application process, please contact Reem Tariq at rtariq@neha.org


Proposal Due Date & Time:  Monday October 1, 2018, 11:00 pm PST


Reem Tariq, Project Coordinator, (303) 756- 9090 Ext. 319, rtariq@neha.org

Application is posted below!


Important links - 

For more information on Tracking Program, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/tracking/

Find the closest Tracking Program to you - Click here!


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Local Health Department Contact Information

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Organizational Unit

Name and Contact Information of Project Investigator

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Project Information

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Interest in Tracking- Essay Questions

Acknowledgment and Agreement to Terms

In submitting this application, I agree to hold NEHA and its staff harmless with respect to the evaluation, determination, and final decisions made with respect to this application. I further acknowledge that I am aware of NEHA’s policy to make these decisions based solely on the stated fellowship requirements and fellowship preferences under this program.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact ReemTariq at rtariq@neha.org or 303-756-9090 ext 319


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