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Tracking environmental health data for public health decision making
  • Published Date:
    June 21, 2016
  • Language:
    English
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Tracking environmental health data for public health decision making
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of the Associate Director for Communication. ; National Center for Environmental Health (U.S.). Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects. Epidemiologist, Environmental Health Tracking Branch. ;
  • Series:
    Public health grand rounds ; 2016 June 21
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    Creating a Network for Action: Environmental Public Health Tracking Program [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Heather Strosnider, p. 2-33] -- Using Data to Drive Public Health Action in New York City: A Local Health Department Perspective [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Wendy McKelvey, p. 34-58] -- Environmental Public Health Tracking: A Tool for Public Health Decision Making in Massachusetts [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Jan Sullivan, p. 59-94].

    Though it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when discussing our well-being, the environment plays an important role in our health and development. Research has shown that exposure to certain environmental hazards can lead to chronic disease, but for many years, we lacked the ability to reliably track the health effects of environmental factors. Even when data was available, most tracking systems were not linked, making it difficult to study and monitor these health effects.

    In 2002, CDC established the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, and began to develop a nationwide environmental public health tracking network. This network allows federal, state, and local partners to access integrated data, helping to fill a critical information gap and to inform the public and public health action.

    This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will discuss how CDC's Tracking Program has made strides in addressing the lack of environmental health data, and how the program has informed public health decision making and action at the state and local levels.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1 pm ET

    Presented by: Heather Strosnider, MPH, Epidemiologist, Environmental Health Tracking Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC ["Creating a Network for Action: CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Program"]; Wendy McKelvey, PhD, MS, Director, Environmental Health Surveillance, Bureau of Environmental Surveillance & Policy, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ["Using Data to Drive Public Health Action in New York City: A Local Health Department Perspective"]; Jan Sullivan, MS, Acting Director, Bureau of Environmental Health, Director, Community Assessment Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health [" Environmental Public Health Tracking: A Tool for Public Health Decision Making in Massachusetts"].

    Facilitated by: John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds.

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