Wisconsin Tracking Program
Wisconsin has a long tradition of strong local health departments committed to protecting people in their communities. Every day local health departments address a wide range of environmental health concerns, such as drinking water contamination, lead poisoning, and Lyme disease. The Wisconsin Tracking Program assists local health departments in tackling these issues by:
- Hosting a cutting-edge environmental public health data portal
- Developing and disseminating County Environmental Health Profiles
- Creating fact sheets, toolkits, videos, and other resources
- Offering technical assistance in epidemiology, communications, and evaluation
- In Wisconsin, four in ten householdsCdc-pdfExternal rely on private wells for their drinking water.
- Carbon monoxide poisoning became a reportable acute condition in 2018.
- One in four Wisconsin homes were built before 1950, a key risk factor for childhood lead poisoning.
- Wisconsin is among the 14 states that account for 95% of all Lyme disease cases.
Wisconsin Tracking supports more nationally-accredited health departmentsExternal than any other Tracking grantee.
Important events and achievements of the tracking program
Wisconsin Tracking Program established with CDC funding
Worked with CDC and other recipient tracking programs to establish nationally consistent data and measures
Launched the first version of the WI Tracking site
Released a statewide carbon monoxide poisoning alert system
Worked with partners to make carbon monoxide poisoning a reportable acute condition in the state