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Environmental Public Health Tracking Program: Description and Current Uses


From an email alert by Max Anderson through

The CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking program provides
national data for environment and health topics at
The data are displayed in maps, charts, and tables for state and county
data. These topics include:


•Birth defects


•Carbon monoxide poisoning

•Childhood lead poisoning

•Heart attacks

•Population characteristics

•Reproductive and birth outcomes

The website is targeted at researchers, health professionals, elected
officials, and people who are interested in learning more about population
health. More information is available in a fact sheet (
and Youtube video (

Additionally, the National program funds 24 states and a city to create
their own website with environment and health data. One example of a
grantees website is in Wisconsin ( The website
provides additional measures and the ability to compare a county’s progress
on a time series chart.

July 13, 2011 Posted by | Public Health | , , | Leave a comment


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