Tracking in Action

CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network connects people with vital public health information. In the new “Tracking in Action” video series, we take a look at how tracking programs across the country are making important, lasting contributions to the health of their communities. The Tracking Network has data that can be used for a wide variety of environmental and public health efforts. See for yourself how diverse its applications can be by checking out the “Tracking in Action” series!

Real-time Monitoring of Carbon Monoxide Poisonings in Wisconsin

See how the Wisconsin Tracking Program’s real-time monitoring of carbon monoxide poisonings help keep residents safe.

Mapping Radon Exposure in Washington

See how the Washington Tracking Program’s improved radon exposure risk maps help keep residents safe.

Tracking Blue-Green Algae in Vermont

See how the Vermont Tracking Program’s Blue-Green Algae Tracker helps residents make informed decisions about recreational lake use.

New Mexico’s Wildfire Response

See how the New Mexico Tracking Program created an interactive mapping tool to help protect residents from the dangers of wildfire smoke.

Iowa’s Data Tool Highlights Health Problems and Saves Money

See how the Iowa Tracking Program adapted their air quality and cardiovascular disease data display tool for the state immunization program.

Informing Smarter Asthma Centers in New York City

See how New York City’s Tracking Program provided data to local health care providers to help reduce asthma hospitalizations among children.

Preventing Mercury Exposure in Florida

See how the Florida Tracking Program worked with local health officials to create and distribute an easy-to-carry wallet card that informs about healthy fish consumption. It’s important to know which types of fish are high in mercury, especially for pregnant women and young children.

Protecting Air Quality in Massachusetts

See how the Massachusetts Tracking Program worked with local health officials to protect air quality in Norwood with the arrival of a new asphalt plant. It’s important to have data that can inform regulations maintaining public and environmental health.

Making Missouri Cooling Centers Easy to Find

See how the Missouri Tracking Program worked with local health officials to create an interactive, dynamic online map that makes cooling centers easy to find. In the summer, cooling centers can be critical for keeping people, especially seniors, from getting heat related illnesses.

Page last reviewed: February 22, 2022