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NM Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) is building an integrated environmental and public health information system through the National Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program. New Mexico is one of twenty six CDC Grantees funded to implement an EPHT Network that links environmental and health data at the state, city, and national levels.

The CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking Program is a multidisciplinary collaboration involving ongoing collection, integration, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data from environmental hazard monitoring, human exposure surveillance, and health effects surveillance.

The NM Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (NM EPHT; also called Tracking) launched this Web site to enable the public and researchers to learn about relationships between environmental exposures and their associated health effects.

The NM Tracking Web site summarizes air quality and water quality data as well as environmental health outcomes such as asthma, myocardial infarction (heart attack), birth defects, reproductive outcomes, and selected cancers. It includes studies on the linkage of ozone in air with asthma, and arsenic in drinking water with bladder cancer.

The interactive NM Tracking Application (Interactive Data Query) allows data queries for and visualization of data that are summarized throughout these pages. Link to the NM Tracking Application: Interactive Data Query. From the home page open the Data Portal tab and then open the Custom Data Queries tab to start your search.

Learn about Tracking

Learn more about Environmental Public Health Tracking. Visit our Learn How To Use Tracking Page where you can learn how to access Tracking 101, a free web-based course which gives an overview of Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT), environmental and health data linkage concepts, and access to other Tracking learning resources created and published by our national partners.

Tracking in New Mexico

New Mexico Tracking activities focus on:

  • Enhancing, geocoding, and developing core data sets.
  • Exploring data linkages of environmental exposure and health outcome data.
  • Epidemiologic and statistical analyses.
  • Developing data dissemination capabilities and tools.
  • Submitting the nationally consistent data and measures (NCDMs) and metadata for tracking on the National and NM EPHT Networks.
  • Implementing Web-based and role-based public and secure portals, and developing messages for incorporation into the portals.

Data analyses aid environmental health surveillance in New Mexico by improving our ability to define exposures and related disease occurrences and to respond to community concerns. The information collected for NM EPHT has been used to make legislative recommendations and public health interventions to reduce environmental exposures and potentially related disease.

The NM EPHT Web site is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5 U38EH000949 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Sat, 24 March 2018 13:18:39 from New Mexico EPHT Tracking Public Web site: ".

Content updated: Thu, 1 Feb 2018 16:59:06 MST