Health Tracking

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.

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