Connecticut Tracking Program

Website: Stateofhealth.ct.govExternal
Email: dphctepht@ct.gov

Mission:

The Connecticut (CT) Tracking Program’s mission is to collect, analyze and share data related to environmental health in order to educate and inform our stakeholders and communities.

Quick Stats:

  • Connecticut is the third smallest state by area, but is the fourth most densely populated state.
  • About 72% of the state’s housing stock was built before 1980. As a result, a large proportion of residents experience housing-related health issues like exposure to lead paint and worsening asthma symptoms.
  • Per capita, Connecticut has one of the highest number of contaminated sites in the nation.

Unique Data:

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. CT’s unique data include:

The CT Tracking Program partnered with the state health department’s Infectious Disease Section to include data on more than 20 reportable conditions including influenza, Legionellosis, and Lyme disease.

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Accomplishments:

Safe Day Care Centers: The CT Tracking Program provides access to data, GIS software, and technical mapping support and guidance for the state’s Child Day Care Screening Assessment for Environmental Risk (SAFER) Program—an initiative to identify licensed child day cares that are operating on land or in buildings that could be affected by hazardous chemicals. The SAFER Program works to ensure that new day care centers are located in places that are safe from hazardous chemicals left by past (or current) operations. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has used Connecticut’s SAFER program as a model for other states around the country.

Page last reviewed: November 30, 2018