Environmental Health Indicators
An environmental health indicator is a measure of health, environmental quality, or sociodemographics used to help monitor the overall health of the population. The Environmental Health Investigations Branch compiled a report in 2001 which established criteria for such indicators and proposed 18 environmental health indicators for California in seven topic areas: (1) Sociodemographic; (2) Air Quality; (3) Pesticides; (4) Water Quality; (5) Waste/Topics; (6) Health; and (7) the California/Baja California Border Region. Basic statistical data are presented for each indicator, along with a definition, formula, significance, data characteristics, data limitations, and additional information. The National Environmental Health Tracking Program, in which California participates, also is recording environmental health indicators on a number of topics including asthma, air quality, water quality, carbon monoxide poisonings, and birth defects.
California Environmental Health Indicators Report
An environmental health indicator is a measure of health, environmental quality, or sociodemographics which is important for monitoring the overall health of the population of California....
California's New Environmental Health Tracking Programs
In the wake of 9/11, renewed resources and attention have been given to the nation's public health infrastructure, especially in the areas of surveillance of acute infectious illnesses and monitoring the...
Trends in the sex ratio of California births, 1960–1996
Study objective: The male sex ratio at birth (or the proportion of male births in a population) has been suggested as a sentinel environmental health indicator....
California Environmental Health Tracking Program (CEHTP)
-- California Environmental Health Tracking Program Improving Public Health With Better Information air quality asthma birth defects cancer carbon monoxide poisoning climate change drinking...
Environmental Health Indicator Report
-- An environmental health indicator is a measure of health, environmental quality, or sociodemographics which is important for monitoring the overall health of the population of California....
Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Border Region
-- Initiated in 2007, the Border GIS project inventories various types of environmental data for the Border region and assesses Environmental Health Indicators....
Sex Ratio Among California Births, 1960-1996
-- The male sex ratio at birth (or the proportion of births in a population that is male) has been suggested as a sentinel environmental health indicator....
NCEH Environmental Public Health Indicators Project
-- From CDC National Center for Environmental Health -- Environmental public health indicators (EPHIs) can be used to assess our health status or risk as it relates to our environment. They may be used to assess baseline status and trends, track program goals and objectives, and build core surveillance capacity in state and local agencies.
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