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National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

Description: 

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. As of 2010,16 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.

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The Tracking Network includes the following types of data: health effects (data about health conditions and diseases); environmental hazards (data about chemicals or other substances); exposure (data about the amount of a chemical in a person's body); and other data such as demographics, behavior and lifestyle that may be related to a particular health problem.
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References: 

http://ephtracking.cdc.gov/showHome.action and related web pages. Accessed August 28, 2010.