Environmental Public Health Tracking


Environmental Public Health Tracking: Experiences and Tools to Support Public Health Research and Decision-Making

The meeting will start at 9:00 and end at 13:00 on August 31st and will be held at the Grand Hotel Ritz (Via Domenico Chelini, 41,00197 Rome). This is very near (11 minute walk) to the main ISEE conference centre.

Meeting purpose: Reducing the burden of chronic diseases globally requires a better understanding of how these diseases are impacted by our environment and appropriate tools to measure the impact of preventive public health and environmental strategies, taking into account environmental and population change. Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is a unique resource that provides integrated health and environmental data and tools for researchers, public health practitioners, and policy makers to address this challenge. This workshop will bring together the experiences of several countries to demonstrate how Environmental Public Health Tracking can be implemented and used to address scientific needs and the translation of science to action to better support public health decision-making.

Aim: To share EPHT experiences and tools to enhance our ability to prevent environmentally-related diseases.

Attendees will have the following learning objectives:

  1. Learn about international efforts to implement Environmental Public Health Tracking
  2. Understand the basic principles of Environmental Public Health Tracking, technology requirements, and methodologies used to implement this type of surveillance
  3. Understand the types of data, information, and analytic tools available and how they can be used by working through case studies
  4. Identify opportunities for stakeholder involvement in development, enhancement, and evaluation of EPHT.

Target meeting audience will be public health professionals and research community interested in the integration, analysis, and interpretation of environmental hazard, exposure, and health data to inform public-health decision-makers

If you are interested in attending, please email giovanni.leonardi@phe.gov.uk to confirm your place, as space is limited.

Website of the International Network on Public Health & Environment Tracking (INPHET): http://www.epiprev.it/INPHET/home


Time Activity Speaker
9:00-9:30 Arrival and coffee All
9:30-9:45 Objectives of the meeting Giovanni Leonardi, PHE
Paolo Lauriola, ARPA-ER
9:45-10:15 Overview of EPHT at US-CDC Judith Qualters, CDC
10.15-10:45 Overview of Chinese EPHT Dr. Xiaoming Shi, Director-General, National Institute of Environmental Health, China CDC
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:30 EPHT case study in Europe: air pollution and health Sylvia Medina, InvS
11:30-11:45 Ethical aspects of national efforts to produce environmental public health information Lisbeth Knudsen, University of Copenhagen
11:45- 12:00 Environmental health in industrially contaminated sites in Europe (COST Action IS1408) Ivano Iavarone, ISS
12:00-12:15 Linking environment and health data: examples from the Netherlands, including noise Brigit Staatsen, RIVM
Oscar Breugelmans, RIVM
12:15-12:30 International programme for environmental public health tracking and management of Carbon Monoxide poisonings: launch of initiative at International Conference, Toronto, November 2016 Srikanth Mangalam, TSSA, Canada
12:30-13:00 Discussion All
13:00 Lunch