Every so often Climate for Health recommends resources we think health professionals may find particularly useful. In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control, the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is now in the process of creating an Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. The Institute of Medicine has reported that there is too little attention paid to the health aspects of environmental problems. This helpful new tracking system aims to address these historically missing environmental health overlaps. NEHA also has two tracking e-learning opportunities that offer continuing education credit and publishes their Journal of Environmental Health 10 times per year, which keeps readers up-to-date on current issues and new research, amongst other opportunities in the field. Be sure to read more on NEHA's website as mentioned below.
NEHA is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Environmental Health (CDC/NCEH), as one of numerous national partner organizations, on the ongoing development and implementation of the Environmental Public Health Tracking (Tracking) Network. The Tracking Program, facilitated by CDC, is building a national public and environmental health information system that supports national efforts to exchange electronic information. The health tracking network 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.
For more information, please visit the CDC Tracking site: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/tracking/
In recognition of the importance of this program, a position paper on Environmental Public Health Tracking was submitted which was adopted by the NEHA Board during the 2007 Spring Board Meeting.
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