Colorado Tracking Program
The Colorado (CO) Tracking Program builds on existing state and local public health capacity and expertise in environmental health surveillance to develop a network of integrated health and environmental data. This empowers public health practitioners, healthcare providers, community members, policy members, and others to make information-driven decisions that affect their health.
Colorado’s rural vastness provides valuable recreational opportunities and natural resources.
- One-third of the counties in Colorado are frontier counties, containing fewer than six persons per square mile. In these rural areas, high percentages of the population rely on private well water.
- In both rural and urban areas, Colorado’s geology contributes to elevated naturally occurring levels of ground water contaminants and radon gas.
- It is home to a thriving recreation and tourism industry, which makes protecting the environment paramount in Colorado. For this reason, Colorado’s residents share a strong interest in environmental public health surveillance and data-driven public health action in the state.
In addition to the set of standard data collected and displayed by all state and local tracking programs, individual programs may host data that are important to their populations. Colorado Tracking hosts unique data important to their population on: