3216.0 CDCís Environmental Public Health Tracking Network: Integrating Health, Exposure, and Hazard Information

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Oral
The Environmental Public Health Tracking Network designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information from a nationwide network of integrated health and environmental data to drive public health action. It is a resource for a number of audiences, including researchers, environmental and public health professionals, health care providers and the general public. This session will demonstrate how the Public Portal, which is the front-end of the Network that is accessible by the general population, was designed to be user-friendly while continually keeping abreast of future requirements. Additionally, information regarding how the Secure Portal was designed, which provides access to the Tracking Network for public health professionals, through the gathering of requirements to the implementation of a user-controlled role-based access which granted specific views of the data that are different from those available to the general public. A presentation of the design of the Tracking Program, including its goals, mission and objectives in addition to lessons-learned will also be provided. Finally, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, one of the six new grantees to join the Tracking Network, will present on the creation of their web-based public tracking portal and secured access portal, in addition to how they used the network to expand health surveillance capacity.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the goals, mission and objectives of CDC's Environmental Public Helath Tracking Network 2. Differentiate between the public access web-portal and the secure role-based access web-portal.
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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)