Tracking environmental hazards and health outcomes to inform decision-making in the United States

In 2002, the United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (Tracking Program) to address the challenges in environmental health surveillance described by the Pew Environmental Commission (1). The report cited gaps in our understanding of how the environment affects our health and attributed these gaps to a dearth of surveillance data for environmental hazards, human exposures, and health effects.

June 18, 2019

Environmental Public Health Tracking: Success Stories from a Collaborative Surveillance System

Understanding how exposure to hazards in our environment (air, water, food and surroundings) affects our health is critical to understanding causes of many chronic and acute diseases and to planning and implementing appropriate response and prevention efforts.

August 22, 2018

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