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Learn How to Use NM EPHT

Health programs and community-based programs are on the front lines of public health work. Such agencies help develop and advance programs and policies that prevent illness, promote healthy living, and prepare communities for public health emergencies, such as disease outbreaks and natural disasters. Through the Tracking Network the public health workforce can find data to help foster understanding of the health of a community and identify potential environmental hazards that affect public health and need attention.
Health programs and community-based programs can use the Tracking Network in many ways:
  • Inform public health policy
  • Review standardized data
  • Identify patterns in health problems or environmental concerns
  • Generate hypotheses about how the environment can affect health
  • Access local data that may not be collected by their departments
  • Study health outcomes using hazards data
  • Conduct education and outreach
  • Implement and evaluate public health activities
  • Facilitate research and environmental health investigations
  • Access practical health information and resources to educate and empower their service populations

Learn How to Use Environmental Public Health Tracking for Your Local Public Health Needs

Environmental public health tracking and informatics is an essential piece of local, state, tribal and federal agencies as it relates to the status of the public and environmental health. Data is often the information platform and starting point for local health departments and federal agencies alike for determining what projects to take on next and how to better the community. You can learn more about Tracking through training and resources created by our partners.
Two Tracking educational opportunities are available online through National Environmental Health Association in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These sessions also provide continuing education credit. Check them out at:

NACCHO, the American Public Health Association, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials sponsored a three-part webinar series on the contributions of Environmental Public Health Tracking data to local and state public health programs.
Short videos that take a look at how tracking programs across the country are making important, lasting contributions to the health of their communities.
Listen to Tracks, a podcast series focused on environmental public health tracking.
Journal of Environmental Health

The Journal of Environmental Health is published 10 times per year by the National Environmental Health Association and keeps readers up-to-date on current issues, new research, useful products and services, and employment opportunities. The CDC Tracking program contributes a bi-monthly column on Tracking Network and Program activities. Reprints are available through Content Editor.

NEHA Position Paper

A position paper on Environmental Public Health Tracking was submitted which was adopted by the NEHA Board during the 2007 Spring Board Meeting.
The NM EPHT website is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number, 6 NUE1EH001354 (previously, 5 U38EH000949), funded by 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 or do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 17 January 2022 13:17:07 from New Mexico EPHT Tracking Public Web site: ".

Content updated: Thu, 4 Jun 2020 16:25:59 MDT