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California Environmental Health Tracking Program

850 Marina Bay Pkwy, P-3
Richmond, CA 94804

(510) 620-3038
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Last Edited: 4/21/2014

What is Tracking?

Environmental health tracking—or surveillance—is the continuous, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of environemental and health-related data needed for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of environmental public health practice. 

 diagram of tracking process

Image of Environmental Health Tracking model from CDC


CEHTP currently tracks environmental and health data, such as: 

  • Health: asthma, birth defects, cancer, heart attacks, and birth outcomes
  • Exposures: carbon monoxide, heat,  and lead poisoning
  • Hazards: air quality, drinking water, and pesticides