Union County residents able to track county health data
Union County residents can now access environmental and health data on a county and statewide basis. The Iowa Department of Public Health has launched Iowa Public Health Tracking (IPHT). IPHT is a state-of-the-art environmental and public health tracking program, and part of a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to close the gap in what is known about the impact of environmental hazards on health.
“There has been a fundamental gap in the knowledge of how and the extent to which environmental hazards affect health” said Union County Public Health Nurse Robin Sevier. “For example, chronic disease accounts for 70 percent of deaths in the United States. There have been links reported between certain chronic diseases and environmental hazards, but whether there are more is still unclear. This new public health tracking project will help experts discover if there are additional links between environmental hazards and health outcomes.”
IPHT is a web-based system that tracks key environmental hazards and health problems statewide and in many instances, by county. The data will improve understanding of hazards and lead to actions that may prevent chronic illnesses. With IPHT, Union County residents will be able to access both environmental data and health outcome data simultaneously, for example:
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