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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

Environmental Health

This Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) web portal is part of a national network created in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide health, exposure, environmental hazard data and information that communities can use to improve their health. Click here to access the EPHT portal.

The Tracking Network is a web-based query system that provides a “one-stop data shop” for health, environmental hazard and exposure information. Although some of the information can be found elsewhere on the internet, the Tracking Network’s key feature is consistent and systematic data that researchers, policy-makers and the public can compare across states.

In 2006, Florida was selected as one of 16 states (and one city) to help develop the National Tracking Network by providing state health, environmental, and exposure data to the CDC’s national web portal and by developing a state web portal for content and health messages specific to Florida. In Florida, the Tracking Network was a collaborative effort between the Department of Health, other government agencies, universities, health registries, and non-profit organizations.

Available information on the Health Tracking website includes: 

  • Risks from environmental hazards such as poor outdoor air quality, chemicals in drinking water and hazardous waste sites
  • Adverse health effects from environmental hazards, such as asthma hospitalizations, heart attacks, selected birth defects, carbon monoxide poisoning and childhood lead poisoning

DOH promotes, protects and improves the health of all people in Florida. For more information visit To learn more about the DOH Division of Environmental Health, visit DOH Healthy Environments.