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EH-21 Data Details

EH-21 Improve quality, utility, awareness, and use of existing information systems for environmental health

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
16 (2010)
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Number of states that use health information systems to monitor environmental health
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is being implemented by CDC, in collaboration with federal, state, and local health and environment agencies. Its purpose is to use linked health effect, exposure, and hazard data for environmental public health surveillance. 16 states are actively tracking data; 22 states are funded. The 6 states that are funded, but not tracking are in the process of establishing their systems.