Grantees and Partnerships

CDC is leading a national effort to maintain and expand the Tracking Program with support from federal partners, national organizations, grantees, and other key groups. These partnerships enhance CDC’s ability to:

  1. Build a sustainable National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
  2. Enhance environmental public health tracking workforce and infrastructure
  3. Disseminate information to guide policy, practice, and other actions to improve the nation’s health
  4. Advance environmental public health science and research
  5. Foster collaboration among public health and environmental programs


CDC funds health departments in 25 states and 1 city to build and implement local tracking programs and data networks. Read more.

National Organizations

The Tracking Program relies on strategic partnerships to help lead, develop, support, and implement innovative programs that protect and improve community health. CDC currently funds projects with several national organizations. Read more.

Federal Agencies

Federal agencies support the Tracking Program in several ways, from sharing data for the Tracking Network or providing subject matter expertise to enhance environmental public health tracking efforts. Read more.

Federal partners include the following:

• Census Bureau

• Department of Education

• Environmental Protection Agency

• Federal Emergency Management Agency

• National Aeronautics and Space Administration

• National Cancer Institute

• National Center for Education Statistics

• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Fellowship Participants

Health departments that are not part of the funded grantee program have other opportunities to participate in environmental health tracking, primarily through fellowships. Read more.

Other CDC/ATSDR Programs

The Tracking Program collaborates with many programs throughout CDC/ATSDR, working to improve the quality of information and data that can be used to protect and improve the health of communities across the country. Read more.

Page last reviewed: February 6, 2018