National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched in July 2009 the Web-based National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, a surveillance tool that scientists, health professionals, and members of the public can use to track environmental exposures and chronic health conditions.

The Network amalgamates environmental information from across the country, including air and water pollutants and information for some chronic conditions, including asthma, cancer, childhood lead poisoning and heart disease into one resource.

CDC's Tracking Network is the result of collaboration with 17 local and state health departments; federal partners, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey; and organizations including the American Public Health Association, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Environmental Health Association, National Association of Health Data Organizations and the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems.

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