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Environmental Public Health Tracking
The Vermont Environmental Public Health Tracking Program brings together environmental and public health data in one place. The Vermont Tracking portal provides data in maps, charts, and tables as a part of the State’s continuing effort to help Vermonters better understand the relationship between their environment and their health.
Check out the list of topics and data measures found on the Tracking portal.
Explore Vermont Data
what's new with Vermont tracking?
- We are transitioning to a new platform to display Environmental Public Health Tracking reports. Learn how to navigate the new Data Explorer
- Explore the new web app showing radon risk in Vermont. You can click on each town to see geological information, the number of elevated radon test results, and rates of radon testing. View the Radon Risk in Vermont maps
- Read our latest newsletter
|Environmental Health Spotlight - Radon and Smoking: A Risky Combination||Smoking and radon are the leading causes of lung cancer. If you smoke and your home has high levels of radon, your risk of getting lung cancer is especially high. Learn more from this fact sheet.|
|Environmental Health Spotlight - Private Drinking Water: A User's Guide||Drinking water can become contaminated from natural or human causes. As a private water system owner, you are in charge of maintaining and testing the water system. You will not know if your water is contaminated unless you test it. Learn more from this fact sheet.|
|Newsletter - 2014.03 (March)||Topics included: the Radon, Smoking and Lung Cancer Data Explorer—an interactive tool that lets you explore the connections between radon, smoking and lung cancer, using community-level maps, charts and graphs—and a complementary fact sheet Radon and Smoking: A Risky Combination|
|Newsletter - 2015.12 (December)||Topics included: the Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) Tracker as the focus of the CDC Tracking in Action video series, the release of the Social Vulnerability Index web application, and new data added to the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Newsletter - 2015.06 (June)||Topics included: beginning of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) monitoring season, Vermont Tick Tracker online for the season, and drinking water data updates to the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Newsletter - 2015.03 (March)||Topics included: new years of data added to the Public Health Data Explorer, new sub-county cancer data added to the Public Health Data Explorer, and new time series trend charts available for birth defects and county-level cancer|
|Newsletter - 2016.05 (May)||Topics included: Vermont Tick Tracker online for the season, Healthy Vermonters 2020 data included in the Public Health Data Explorer, and new data added to the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Newsletter - 2016.09 (September)||Topics included: the launch of new query tool, release of first community profile, report template updates for better browser compatibility, and new data added to the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Vermont Tracking Secure Portal||
County-level health data that represent fewer than six cases are suppressed on the Tracking public portal to protect the identification of individuals. Public health professionals, researchers, and others with a legitimate reason can view unsuppressed health data after obtaining the necessary approvals. For more information, please email AHS.VDHVTEPHT@vermont.gov
|Frequently Asked Questions||FAQs about Environmental Public Health Tracking, data, and how to search for data on the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Newsletter - 2017.01 (January)||Topics included: new spotlight fact sheet on private drinking water and associated outreach project to a high-risk region in Vermont, the halfway point to Healthy Vermonters 2020 goals, and a new community profile along with data updates to the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Data and Metadata||List of the data and metadata sources for the Environmental Public Health Tracking data on the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Newsletter - 2017.04 (April)||Topics included: free radon kit distribution for Radon Action Month, new topic added to the Public Health Data Explorer (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD), and season summaries published for the Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) and Tick Trackers along with data updates to the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Newsletter - 2017.10 (October)||Topics included: new 5-year grant award, a video showing how to identify vulnerable Vermonters, and new indicators for Healthy Vermonters 2020 along with data updates to the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Newsletter - 2018.04 (April)||Topics included: helped facilitate the testing of school drinking water for lead as part of the State's initiative, launched the Tick Tracker for the season, and data updates to the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Newsletter - 2018.10 (October)||Topics included: a new report released - lead in school drinking water, getting mercury out of schools, and data updates to the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Newsletter - 2019.02 (February)||Topics included: a new interactive web map of radon risk in Vermont, mapping contaminants in drinking water wells, a webinar presented by Tracking staff about Vermont's lead in school drinking water pilot project, and data updates to the Public Health Data Explorer|
|Newsletter - 2019.09 (September)||
Topics include: a new interactive report on seasonal pollen levels in Vermont, the new results website for lead in school and child care drinking water, the 2018 Cyanobacteria Tracker Season Summary, and data updates to the Public Health Data Explorer
|Newsletter - 2020.07 (July)||Topics include: how the Vermont Tracking Team is helping with the COVID-19 response, the new and improved Cyanobacteria Tracker now includes photos, and the Public Health Data Explorer is moving to a new platform|
Environmental Public Health Tracking Program
Phone: 802-863-7220 or
800-439-8550 (toll-free in Vermont)