Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: UMass Amherst, Campus Center
The Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) network offers users a dynamic website to explore health and environmental information. EPHT is the ongoing collection, integration, analysis, and interpretation of data based on a number of factors including identification of environmental hazards (i.e., lead), exposure to environmental hazards (i.e., lead in paint & dust) and the health effects potentially related to exposure to environmental hazards (i.e., lead poisoning). Participants will learn how to navigate the website and view maps, tables and charts about health and environmental conditions at the city/town level, county level and the state level. For some data sets, census tract level data is available. State by state comparison is also possible for the 25 states that currently participate in the EPHT program.
Using case scenarios, participants will examine health data to identify trends over time, inform policymakers and local health as well as generate hypothesis for future study. This training is designed to be a 2 hour “hands on” workshop. A laptop is required. Location in Campus Center, more info when you rsvp!