Tracking Data Dashboards

At a glance

In addition to the robust data searchable on our Data Explorer tool, the Tracking Program has developed several topic-specific dashboards to put information into the hands of public health planners, the media, and the public. These interactive data tools provide a more complete, detailed picture of important environmental health topics all in one place. View our “Powered by Tracking” dashboards and learn more about important issues that affect environmental health below.

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HeatRisk Dashboard

CDC's HeatRisk Dashboard, developed by CDC in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), allows people to access important heat and health information in an easy-to-use, intuitive, mobile-friendly interface. Pulling in data from the HeatRisk Forecast Tool, in the Dashboard people can enter their zip code and get personalized heat forecast information for their location alongside protective actions to take. The HeatRisk Dashboard is further supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s AIR NOW Air Quality Index, which provides information on local air quality, specifically the presence of pollutants in the air. The Dashboard provides important heat and health information right alongside CDC’s new clinical guidance materials for people at higher risk from heat-related health effects who may need to take more protective actions.

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Home page view of CDC's HeatRisk dashboard tool.
Learn how best to protect yourself when outdoor temperatures are high and could impact your health.

Heat & Health Tracker

The Tracking Program partnered with CDC's Climate & Health Program to develop the Heat and Health Tracker. This tool allows you to see how extreme heat affects your county. View local, timely data and info to help communities to prepare for and respond to extreme heat events. Search to explore your county, populations who are at risk, and response resources.

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Screenshot of Tracking's Heat & Health Tracker dashboard tool
Data to help communities prepare for and respond to extreme heat

Environmental Justice Dashboard

Data on environmental exposures, health burden, and community characteristics are important to identify, understand, and address environmental justice issues. The EJ Dashboard hosts information that can be used to

  • determine communities at risk.
  • help make informed policy decisions.
  • understand how the environment affects health.

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Screenshot of Tracking's Environmental Justice Dashboard tool
Where we live, work, and play affects our health.

Melanoma Dashboard

The Melanoma Dashboard was created through a partnership between the Tracking Program and CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. It provides a wide range of relevant state and local data to help communities address their unique melanoma prevention needs. Get quick facts and information or use maps to view state-level data on melanoma and ultraviolet radiation.

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Screenshot of Tracking's Melanoma Dashboard tool
State-level data and information on melanoma and ultraviolet radiation


CRC SimPLER: "Community Reception Center Simulation Program for Leveraging and Evaluating Resources."

It is a free online tool for emergency planners. They can use CRC SimPLER when planning for population monitoring during response to a radiation emergency. This tool helps them understand current capacity, potential bottlenecks, and additional resource needs. The Tracking Program created it in partnership with CDC's Radiation and Health Program.

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Screenshot of CRC SimPLER dashboard tool
CRC SimPLER helps with planning for radiation emergency response.