Utah Tracking Program

Website: http://epht.health.utah.govExternal
Email: EEP@utah.gov

Goal:

The Utah (UT) Tracking Program helps people understand the link between the environment and health by integrating existing health and environmental data in a standardized format. Their goal is to provide the necessary information, tools, and resources to prevent and control environmentally related health effects. The program’s core functions include:

  • Building sustainable National and State Tracking Networks
  • Building Tracking workforce and infrastructure
  • Providing data to inform health policy, practices, and other actions
  • Advancing environmental public health science and research groups
  • Fostering collaboration among health and environmental groups

Quick Stats:

Known for its “Mighty Five” national park system, Utah is also home to the country’s sixth worst city for air pollution (Salt Lake City). Parts of Utah experience high ozone rates in the summer, and high PM2.5 levels in the winter. It is because of this that you will find many public health efforts focused at improving air quality in the state of Utah.

Milestones:

Important events and achievements of the tracking program

Arches National Park in Utah

Rate of Reported Salmonella infections in Utah and U.S. line chart for graphical purposes

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.

More Information:

Utah Success Stories

Page last reviewed: December 10, 2018