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Public Health Tracking Program
NEHA is collaborating with the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for
Environmental Health (CDC/NCEH), as one of numerous national partner organizations,
on the development and implementation of the Environmental Public Health
Tracking (EPHT) Network. The EPHT Program, facilitated by CDC, is building
a national public and environmental health information system that
supports national efforts to exchange electronic information. The health
tracking network aims to better protect communities from adverse health
effects through collection, analysis, integration, and interpretation of
data about environmental hazards, exposure to environmental hazards, and
human health effects potentially related to exposures.
In recognition of the
importance of this program, a position
paper on Environmental Public Health Tracking was submitted which was
recently adopted by the NEHA Board during the Spring Board
NEHA’s current EPHT project objectives include:
Assessing environmental health
professionals' current level of knowledge and understanding of EPHT.
Increasing knowledge of the nationwide
health tracking initiative by disseminating relevant information.
If you are interested in participating is this program or would like
more information, please contact Christl Tate, Program Coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about the creation of the EPHT, and
earn continuing education credits, visit NEHA’s e-Learning site and
watch the free informative video: Tracking 101.
NEW Training! Tracking in Action:
NEHA and CDC are offering this no-cost opportunity to learn how
Environmental Public Health Tracking programs work with local health
departments and community based organizations. Free CEU credits are
available from NEHA upon completion of this course. Visit www.nehacert.org to
register and take the course. For more information, contact Christl Tate
at email@example.com or
(303) 756-9090 x305.
Tracking in Action provides real-life examples of grantee Tracking
Programs and Networks and how they have partnered with local programs
and organizations to identify and combat environmental health concerns.
This course contains information from the California, Florida and New
Mexico Tracking Program & Networks as well as the CDC National Tracking
Program & Network.
Tracking 101 – CDC Sponsored Course
New & Improved! In conjunction with CDC, NEHA is offering this no-cost opportunity to learn about Environmental Public Health Tracking and earn free CEU, CNE, and CHEC.
Visit www.nehacert.org to register and take the course. For more information, contact Christl Tate at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 756-9090 x305.
We're all pleased to provide a free course
101 as an introduction and overview of the major components involved
in Environmental Public Health Tracking in 12 interactive modules. The
course is available online on an ongoing basis and may be taken in all or
in part at any time by anyone within the public health field, or by
whomever is personally interested in this topic.
The goal of Tracking is to provide information that can be used to plan,
apply, and evaluate actions to prevent and control environmentally related
diseases. CDC is currently leading the initiative to build a National
Environmental Public Health Network (EPHT), to integrate these three types
of data into a standardized electronic network.
For free access to this CDC sponsored
course, including free CE credits, visit NEHA
e-Learning and click on the CDC Sponsored Workshops link.
Click here for more
information on how to access the free Tracking 101 course.
NEW Communication Resources for the Tracking
CDC has developed some materials to assist with disseminating
information regarding the tracking program:
Press Release announcing launch of National Portal
Fact Sheet: two-page summary of the EPHTN including its purpose,
key features, how data can be used, and examples of grantee tracking
EPHTN Data Sources: two-page, graphic depiction of the data
supplied to the National Network by each grantee and national
sources. A good companion piece to the fact sheet.
EPHT Program Resources