Session: Environmental Health & Policy - Building the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Through Effective Partnerships
3118.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Environmental Health & Policy - Building the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Through Effective Partnerships
This session provides an overview of the CDC sponsored initiative to develop a National Environmental Health Tracking Network. After a description of the goals of the program, participants will be presented with examples of the types of academic and government partnerships that have been developed in order to create the Environmental health Tracking program. A description of the indicators of health outcome and environmental exposure to be included the program, as well as the process for selecting and defining these measures will be described. A description of the processes developed and challenges met and overcome in this collaborative project will provide an understanding of the overall program and its implementation nationwide.
Learning Objectives: After attending this session participant will be able to: 1) Identify key challenges and processes for establishing an integrated national environmental public health tracking network in this country. 2) Understand the roles and contributions of some of the partners involved in developing the network and improving environmental public health capacity. 3) Describe how academic institutions and state and local partners can collaborate to define relevant EPHT indicators and inventory health outcome and environmental data tracking systems. 4) Understand how research by Centers of Excellence can inform planning decisions in states that are in the process of building statewide environmental public health tracking networks.
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Organizer(s):Susan West Marmagas, MPH
Moderator(s):Rebecca A Head, PhD, DABT
10:30 AMBuilding the national environmental public health tracking network through effective partnerships
Michael McGeehin, PhD, MSPH
10:50 AMEnvironmental public health tracking: A collaborative approach between Wisconsin and Tulane University
Lynda Knobeloch, PhD, Luann E. White, PhD, DABT
11:10 AMLinkage of ambient air quality and asthma outcome data for environmental public health tracking
Ying-Ying Meng, DrPH, Jennifer Mann, PhD, Michael A. Heumann, MPH, MA, John Balmes, MD
11:30 AMShaping the future on environmental public health: The ciritical role of environmental public health tracking
Thomas A. Burke, PhD, MPH, Jessica Leighton, PhD, Jim Cone, MD, MPH, Caroline Bragdon, MPH
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Medical Care
CE Credits:CME, Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA