Florida Tracking Program
The Florida Tracking Program tracks diseases that may be related to environmental exposures and provides data on environmental hazards and associated health outcomes. The purpose of these efforts is to inform communities about disease trends and to design interventions that lead to better health outcomes.
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. Florida Tracking has data on:
- Carbon Monoxideexternal icon
- Built Environment (Access to Parks and Trails, Proximity to Food Sources, Fluoridated Water)external icon
- Indoor Air – Radonexternal icon
- Dog Bite Injuriesexternal icon
- Occupational Health and Safetypdf iconexternal icon
- Life Expectancyexternal icon
- Heat Index and Maximum Temperatureexternal icon
During the Zika outbreak in 2016, Florida Tracking developed a mapping application for county health departments to help identify high-risk populations. Tracking staff mapped Census tracts with a risk score, based on five measures from American Community Survey data previously identified from a 2011 Florida Dengue study. During times of active Zika virus transmission, county health departments used this mapping application to target areas for outreach events and testing.
- Florida Tracking has resources for Floridians about consuming fish safelyexternal icon, including their popular Hooked & Hooked 2 Recipe Books. These recipe books promote safe fish consumption by featuring recipes that use low-mercury fish.
- Florida Tracking has a library of videosexternal icon on a variety of health & environmental topics, including heat awareness, green spaces, and asthma.
- Florida Tracking has a library of educational infographicsexternal icon available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole
Tools & Resources:
- Community Profilesexternal icon
- Aggregation Toolexternal icon: Users can combine geographies of interest (counties or ZIP codes) across the state to create custom counts and crude rates, which is useful for community partners and researchers who want to look at a finer scale data snapshot of their neighborhoods and communities.
- Economic Hardship Indexexternal icon: a comprehensive measure of economic conditions using six socioeconomic indicators from the 2014 5-year American Community Survey: unemployment, dependency, lack of education, lack of adequate income, crowded housing, and below poverty level.