Health Tracking

57th Annual Yankee Conference

The 57th Annual Yankee Conference on Environmental Health will be held from September 11-13, 2019 in Plymouth Massachusetts at Hotel 1620, Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth MA 0260.

The Conference is the annual conference of the NEHA New England Affiliates: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Northern New England (Maine New Hampshire, Vermont) and Rhode Island. The theme of this year's conference is “Hands on Environmental Health”. 

NAS Workshop on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is being called the new electricity—a technological invention that promises to transform our lives and the world. The resurgence of investment and enthusiasm for artificial intelligence, or the ability of machines to carry out “smart” tasks, is driven largely by advancements in the subfield of machine learning. Machine learning algorithms can analyze large volumes of complex data to find patterns and make predictions, often exceeding the accuracy and efficiency of people who are attempting the same task.


The Georgia Environmental Health Association (GEHA) invites anyone interested in environmental health to attend our 2019 Annual Education Conference (AEC) happening June 12-14, 2019, at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, located within Stone Mountain Park. GEHA looks forward to its members and guests coming to this popular location just outside the metro-Atlanta area for a great educational event and lots of networking, fun and fellowship!

CHAT Webinar Series - Webinar 1

In partnership with CDC’s NCEH, NEHA will be hosting the Communication in Environmental Health and Tracking (CHAT) Webinar Series. The first installment in the CHAT Webinar Series will explore communication tools and strategies for tracking programs to engage with local health departments and traditional partners. The webinar will feature Wisconsin Tracking Program and their use of mini-grant programs to further engagement with local health departments.

Informatics Case Studies

Case studies help develop real-world understanding of problems and solutions. NEHA appreciates its members and partners for sharing their stories. 

Case Studies:

Informatics Case StudyImplementing a Software System in Northern Michigan

Location: Alpena, Michigan
Interviewee: Scott Smith, Environmental Health Director
Health Department: District Health Department Number 4
Published: August 2018

District Health Department Number 4 is a four-county jurisdiction in Michigan with offices in Alpena, Cheboygan, Montmorency, and Presque Isle. The department serves a population of approximately 76,000 people over a geographic area of 2,600 square miles that is mostly rural. Scott Smith is the environmental health director of the department and has been in his role for over 25 years. About a year ago, Smith’s division implemented a software system to begin tracking permits, inspections, and employee time. Since then, they have been working to better understand their new software system and its potential uses.

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Informatics Case Study

A Data Analytics Journey at the Los Angeles County Department of Environmental Health

Location: Los Angeles, California
Interviewee: Stuart Rekart, Principal Information Systems Analyst
Health Department: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Published: August 2018

The Los Angeles (LA) County Department of Public Health serves over 10 million people and its Environmental Health Department employs around 800 people. LA County’s Department of Environmental Health receives a lot of public data requests and many of its data-related activities are driven by the public, as well as by media requests. The department has implemented an open data portal and is in the process of piloting data dashboards for the public. The goal is to operationalize data analytics to be a part of regular business operations and to develop the department’s “analytical maturity” as described in the SAS Analytics Maturity Model (Figure 1).

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