NACDD Releases New Success Story Publication
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Posted by: Whitney Pack
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to highlight a collection of twenty-three success stories from the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network). These stories showcase the impact of using the Tracking Network in promoting health and preventing disease.
CDC’s Environmental Health Tracking Branch, operates the Tracking Network, which is a system of integrated health, exposure, and environmental hazard information and data obtained from a variety of national, state, and city sources. The Tracking Network presents what is known about environmental hazards, where people are exposed to hazards, and how targeted action can protect health, reduce illness, and save lives. State health departments use the Tracking Network to strengthen capacity and enhance collaboration efforts in various areas including chronic disease prevention and control.
The Tracking in Action stories highlight how information from the Tracking Network is used to aid in activities such as city/state planning, targeted prevention efforts, raising awareness about disease risk in communities, enhancing surveillance efforts, completing community health assessments, and informing policy, among others.
NACDD congratulates the states featured in the new publication and joins CDC in celebrating their achievements and successful outcomes. Stories featured the book will also be included in NACDD’s What’s Working Database.
To learn more about the Tracking in Action Success Stories and view the eBook, click here.