Promote and develop EPHT
for use in HIAs, community health needs assessments, and other multidisciplinary assessment approaches
Table 1 illustrates that while a number of key indicators were available on the National EPHT
Network portal (most notably, environmental exposure indicators) external sources were required to perform a comprehensive assessment at the local level.
As part of this coordinated network to develop tools and methods, a partnership between the EPHT
network and the SAHSU was initiated in 2005.
Further research using Missouri EPHT
is recommended as it may lead to other actions or expanded conditions to control environmentally related diseases such as lead poisoning (MDHSS, 2002).
to date, the CDC has emphasized pilot projects to electronically link data and development of specifications for improved systems for the electronic communication and use of data, consistent with broader efforts to modernize public health information systems (IOM 2003; Kufafka et al.
We have listed the goals and requirements for an EPHT
system in Table 2.
The first of a number of recommendations made by the commission called on the federal government to establish a national environmental public health tracking (EPHT
) network to link information on environmentally related diseases, human exposures, and environmental hazards.
The project was a collaboration with the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT
) program and CDC (English et al., 2011).
This report helped to launch the national Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT
) Program funded and organized by the U.S.
NEHA is collaborating with CDC/NCEH on the development and implementation of the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT
) Network, which aims to better protect communities from adverse health effects through collection, analysis, integration, and interpretation of data about environmental hazards, exposure to environmental hazards, and human health effects potentially related to exposures.
In 2002 CDC established the national Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT
The grant was part of a new initiative called the National Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT