Extreme heat events are one of the most common causes of weather-related deaths in the United States – and the number of heat-related deaths is rising. More frequent and severe heat waves are likely to occur as climate change continues to change weather patterns. These …Continue Reading Climate and Health: We Track That!
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is helping us understand the relationship between our water and our health. Improving our understanding of this relationship will help us protect our water and save lives. We all need clean, safe water. Drinking water from a private …Continue Reading Water: We Track That!
The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (EPHT) is helping us understand more about the relationship between children’s health and the environment. The environment affects children differently than adults. Because their bodies are still growing, children are at greater risk if they are exposed to …Continue Reading Children’s Environmental Health: We Track That!
Community design refers to all the elements of a community that are human-made and form the physical characteristics of that community. This includes buildings (schools, workplaces, and homes), roads, parks, recreation areas and transportation systems. The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (EPHT) contains data …Continue Reading Community Design: We Track That!
Check out the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network! The Tracking Network is helping us better understand the relationship between health and air pollution. For example, asthma is a disease that can affect your lungs and make breathing difficult. In the United States, about 25 …Continue Reading Outdoor Air Pollution: We Track That!
The Environmental Toxicology Program in the Bureau of Environmental Health has developed a climate assessment approach that leverages the combined resources of the Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) tool and the CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework. The approach actively engages stakeholders …Continue Reading Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) & Climate Change
Welcome to the world of Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) created as part of a national effort by The Centers for Disease Control to make environmental and health data more readily available to the public. The Massachusetts EPHT program is happy to announce the release …Continue Reading EPHT Community Profiles: An Environmental Health Snapshot of Your Community
Welcome to the world of Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) in Massachusetts! In 2000, the Pew Environmental Health Commission identified a lack of basic information needed to link environmental hazards and chronic diseases. In response, the Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking website (EPHT) was created as …Continue Reading An Innovative New Tool for Tracking Environmental and Health Data in MA
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has a long history of promoting policies and practices that support health and safety in early care and education settings. Recently the Department unveiled an updated Health and Safety in Child Care website, to serve as a clearinghouse of …Continue Reading Promoting Health and Safety in Early Care and Education
Rates of flu-like illness across the Commonwealth remain low according to the latest flu report. Nevertheless, flu will likely pick up in the New Year so make sure you and your loved ones start 2016 fully vaccinated against the flu. There is plenty of vaccine still …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 24, 2015