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Guide to Building an Environmental Public Health Tracking Network


CDC developed a Guide to Building an Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. It provides online materials, tools, methods, recommendations, and products needed to develop environmental public health tracking programs at the state or local level. It can help health departments understand the infrastructure needed to launch a tracking program. It can also be used by individuals interested in learning more about the tracking program.
Highlights include sections on:
• Assessing and building program capacity
• Creating a startup plan
•  Data content
•  Case studies
•  Communication needs
•  Information sharing about concepts and methods
•  Online resources, and more

Primary Toolkit:

PH Informatics Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit,MAPP Related Toolkit,Epidemiology Toolkit,Healthy Communities

Keyword Area:

Environmental Health, Epidemiology


Institutional Author:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention





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