The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) continue to expand the New Jersey Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Network, which is part of a National EPHT Network developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25 states, and New York City.
NJDOH and NJDEP collect data on health, human exposures and environmental hazards. The New Jersey EPHT Network seeks to bring this information together. Tracking data can be used to help understand patterns and trends in:
- Environmental hazards
- Levels of Human Exposure
- Patterns and time trends in diseases
New Jersey’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program uses the New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) system to disseminate Tracking Data. Information in NJ SHAD can be found in three forms: indicator reports, custom queries and written reports.
Data and summary statistics (indicators in NJ SHAD)
The EPHT Network is designed to serve as an information resource for the public, government officials, health care providers, community organizations, and researchers.