Environmental public health tracking is the ongoing collection, integration, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data from environmental hazard monitoring, and from human exposure and health effects surveillance. CDC is currently leading the initiative to build a National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.
The Tracking Network integrates data from these three components into a network of standardized electronic data that will provide valid scientific information on environmental exposures and adverse health conditions as well as the possible spatial and temporal relations between them.
Developing a sustainable standards-based national network is an iterative process that will enable direct electronic data reporting and linkage within and across health effects, exposure, and hazard data and will interoperate with other environmental public health systems.
The Technical Network Implementation Plan (TNIP) is the road map used by technical and scientific staff in the Tracking Program to guide the development of the Tracking Network. The TNIP is a living document and will be updated periodically as experience is gained and as the components of the Network are refined and implemented.
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This timeline outlines the major activities and milestones in the Technical Network Implementation Plan (TNIP). The timeline is a living document and will be updated periodically as experience is gained and as the components of the Network are refined and implemented
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