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Special Projects 2002-2006


Environmental Public Health Indicators Project (2006)

Environmental public health indicators (EPHIs) can be used to assess human health status or risk as it relates to the environment. They may be used to assess baseline status and trends, track program goals and objectives, and build core surveillance capacity in state and local agencies ...more

HELIX-Atlanta (2004)

HELIX (Health and Environment Linked for Information Exchange) was a project lead by CDC to demonstrate the process for developing a local environmental public health tracking surveillance network that integrated information systems related to non-infectious health effects and environmental data in Atlanta, GAview[PDF 385 KB]

National Biomonitoring Program

The Environmental Health Laboratory of the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducts CDC's Biomonitoring Program. Biomonitoring is the measurement of environmental chemicals in the human body, specifically in blood, urine, serum, saliva, or tissues. The results of biomonitoring are used to help make decisions for protecting people from illness, birth defects, disabilities, cancer, or death due to environmental chemicals ...more

New York State Data Exchange Pilot Project (2004)

As part of the CDC EPHT Program, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) was funded to work with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to develop and carry out a plan to design, develop, test, and implement a Data Exchange System based on the CDC Public Health Information Network Messaging System (PHINMS) and the USEPA National Environmental Information Exchange Network (NEIEN) ...more[PDF 385 KB]

PHASE (2005)

PHASE (Public Health Air Surveillance Evaluation) is a collaboration among EPA, CDC and state partners to link air quality data to health data and environmental data ...more[PDF 423 KB]


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