Data for Action

Data for Action - Tracking Awareness Week 2023 - July 17-21, 2023

CDC’s Tracking Program uses data science methods, expertise, and technology that make data easier to understand, act upon, and improve the health of communities. Participate in Tracking Awareness Week and learn about a few public health resources that help inform decisions to protect the nation from health issues arising from or directly related to environmental factors.

Tracking Awareness Week

CDC is sponsoring the eighth annual National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program Week (Tracking Awareness Week) during July 17-21, 2023. CDC, state and local health departments, and national partners, researchers, and people interested in environmental health come together to highlight important nationwide environmental health issues and to recognize the work of the Tracking Program.

Data for Action

CDC’s Environmental Justice Dashboard

CDC’s Environmental Justice Dashboard is an example of how the Tracking Program shares data for action.

The theme of this year’s Tracking Awareness Week is “Data for Action.” Each day we will highlight the Tracking Program’s useful tools and resources, unique data, and successes in informing public health actions to keep communities safe and healthy. Check out this year’s daily topics.

Daily Topics:

  • Monday: Innovation
  • Tuesday: Health equity
  • Wednesday: Data in action
  • Thursday: Collaboration
  • Friday: Data modernization

How you can participate in Tracking Awareness Week:

Anyone can participate in Tracking Awareness Week. The best way to participate is to share content and posts from CDC’s Tracking Program social media channels (i.e., Facebook and Twitter), which you can find by searching #DataForAction on either platform.

  • CDC is hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. ET. You can use #TrackingChat to ask questions and engage in conversations with Tracking Network staff members, funded state and local health departments, and other partners.
  • Access daily social media prompts and graphics on the Tracking Awareness Week website.
  • Join Tracking’s email list to learn the latest from the Tracking Program.

Learn more about the Tracking Program and the Tracking Network

CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (Tracking Program) connects environmental and public health data to drive innovative programs and solutions that protect and improve the health of communities. The Tracking Program hosts an online system called the Tracking Network. The Tracking Network brings together health data and environment data from a number of credible sources and provides supporting information to make the data easier to understand.

Mark your calendars July 17-21, 2023 for Tracking Awareness Week to learn more and join the “Data for Action” conversation.