NACDD has partnered with CDC to highlight the impact of the state Environmental Public Health Tracking Programs and to inform state health department Chronic Disease Directors and appropriate staff of the value of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.
The Tracking Network, which is operated by CDC's Environmental Health Tracking Branch, is a system of integrated health, exposure, and environmental hazard information and data obtained from a variety of national, state, and city sources. It presents what is known about where environmental hazards exist, where people are exposed to hazards, and how targeted action can protect health, reduce illness, and save lives. Using Tracking Network data, health departments leverage resources and strengthen capacity in various areas including chronic disease prevention.
Throughout the year, a 3-webinar series entitled, "Tracking in Action: Using the Tracking Network to Promote Health and Prevent Disease" was facilitated by NACDD. The webinar series highlighted the successes of state Environmental Public Health Tracking Programs across the country. A collection of state success stories will also be featured in a publication entitled, "Tracking in Action: Success Stories from CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network", which will showcase the role of grantee tracking programs and the impact of using Tracking Network data in promoting health and preventing disease. Publication of the state success stories will be made available both online and in booklet format. To learn more about his project, visit the Tracking in Action webpages on NACDD's website: NACDD/Tracking in Action.