Environmental Public Health Tracking
Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) involves the ongoing collection, integration, and analysis of data about environmental hazards, exposure to environmental hazards, and health effects potentially related to exposure to those hazards. The goal of EPHT is to protect communities by providing federal, state, and local agencies with information they can use to plan, apply, and evaluate environmental public health actions.
Since joining the program in 2002, Missouri has collaborated with federal, state and local partners to bring together its distributed environmental data. These efforts have provided a means to evaluate the effectiveness of environmental monitoring in the state.
Missouri Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is a program within the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). EPHT is part of a larger initiative to establish Environmental Public Health Tracking systems at the national and state levels.