We are pleased to present the June session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, “Tracking Environmental Health Data for Public Health Decision Making.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, June 21 at 1 p.m. (EDT).
Though it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when discussing our well-being, the environment plays an important role in our health and development. Research has shown that exposure to certain environmental hazards can lead to chronic disease, but for many years, we lacked the ability to reliably track the health effects of environmental factors. Even when data was available, most tracking systems were not linked, making it difficult to study and monitor these health effects.
In 2002, CDC established the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, and began to develop a nationwide environmental public health tracking network. This network allows federal, state, and local partners to access integrated data, helping to fill a critical information gap and to inform the public and public health action.
In this session of Public Health Grand Rounds, you will hear how CDC’s Tracking Program has made strides in addressing the lack of environmental health data, and how the program has informed public health decision making and action at the state and local levels.
Future Grand Rounds topics include an encore presentation in July of “Dengue and Chikungunya in Our Backyard: Preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases,” featuring information on Zika virus. Our August session will address prevention of neonatal abstinence syndrome.
CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
“Tracking Environmental Health Data for Public Health Decision Making”
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium
Heather Strosnider, MPH
Epidemiologist, Environmental Health Tracking Branch
Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
National Center for Environmental Health, CDC
“Creating a Network for Action: CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program”
Wendy McKelvey, PhD, MS
Director, Environmental Health Surveillance
Bureau of Environmental Surveillance & Policy
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
“Using Data to Drive Public Health Action in New York City: A Local Health Department Perspective”
Jan Sullivan, MS
Acting Director, Bureau of Environmental Health
Director, Community Assessment Program
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
“Environmental Public Health Tracking: A Tool for Public Health Decision Making in Massachusetts”
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
For non-CDC staff interested in viewing the session:
A live external webcast will be available via the Webcast Links section of our website. For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, a video of the session will be posted to our archives 2-3 days after the presentation.
For non-CDC staff who wish to attend in person:
Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport). Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) who wish to attend in person should be submitted to theGrand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance.
For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please e-mail the request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) are issued online through theCDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).
Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2018. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others
- List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
- Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
- Identify one key prevention science research gap.
- Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.