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Iowa is part of the National Tracking Network, created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make data on environmental hazards, exposures, and health effects easier to find and use.

National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program
Posted:Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:15:00 EDT
See how the Florida Tracking Program worked to prevent mercury exposure by creating and distributing an easy-to-carry wallet card that informs about healthy fish consumption
Posted:Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:00:00 EDT
National Public Health Week is finally here! Be healthy from the start. The first steps in creating a healthier community take place at home. The Tracking Network has information and data on childhood lead poisoning and CO poisoning. Find out how to protect your family.
Posted:Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:05:00 EDT
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and unlike almost all other kinds of cancer, the rates are climbing.
Posted:Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:02:00 EDT
Blog: How Health Care Providers Can Use Genomics to Prevent Cancer
Posted:Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:19:00 EDT
To reach smokers and to help tobacco control programs and organizations reach smokers, CDC has developed resources that tap into the heartfelt holiday of Valentine’s Day and February’s status as American Heart Month to drive home the importance of smoking cessation to cardiovascular health.
Posted:Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:18:00 EDT
A national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017
Posted:Sun, 05 Jan 2014 09:21:00 EDT
Kentucky first became involved with environmental public health tracking in 2009. Their efforts over the next few years led to a significant step forward for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.
Posted:Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:46:00 EDT
Iowa Department of Health Launches Iowa Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
Posted:Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:35:00 EDT
In the new "Tracking in Action" video series, we take a look at how tracking programs across the country are making important, lasting contributions to the health of their communities.
Posted:Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:32:00 EDT
24 CDC-funded state and local tracking programs work 24/7 saving lives and protecting people from health threats. Learn how Tracking is making a difference across the United States.

New Data and Measures on the Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal
Posted: Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is releasing updates on the Iowa Public Health Tracking (IPHT) portal.

Updates include:

· Emergency department visits data. New information is available via several new dashboards created for areas including: asthma, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heat related illnesses. Emergency Department visit data are available for years 2003-2012.

· Heat Related Illness data added. A new content area for Heat Related Illnesses was added under Health Effects and includes both emergency department and hospitalization data.

· User experience improvements. Dashboards were redesigned for an improved user experience. The site’s navigation was updated to direct users to content specific landing pages rather than listing every available dashboard in the navigation.

Along with the above updates we have also released an additional year of data for Hospitalization data (2012) and Cancer (2011).

Click here to explore the IPHT portal


Welcome to the Iowa Department of Public Health, Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Network. This website is designed to provide you with access to health and environmental information for Iowa. It was developed as part of a national effort by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make environmental health data more available to the public and policymakers.

The health and environmental data is collected and shared with the EPHT program from multiple sources:

  • Iowa Department of Public Health - Vital Records Program
  • Iowa Hospital Association - Statewide Inpatient Discharge
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Air and Water Monitoring
  • Iowa Cancer Registry and Iowa Registry for Congenital and Inherited Disorders

What you can do here:

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View Data on the Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal

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Learn about the network, the data included, and the strengths and limitations of that data

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Data and information for this site are still being developed and added.  We welcome your comments and feedback.

This effort is supported by funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, Cooperative Agreement Number 5U38EH000619-02. The contents of this Website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.