Massachusetts Department of Public Health seal Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking

How to Use Tracking

This area provides you with video, podcast and web-based training to help you navigate the MA EPHT website.

Tutorials

The following video tutorials can enhance your understanding of the website. Each video provides a brief (approximately 2 minute) film on the following topics:

Podcasts

This podcast highlights the utility of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network for nurses in a variety of settings. It features commentary from the American Nurses Association and stories from a public health nurse in Massachusetts.

Web-Based Training

An online webinar and two online courses provide more in depth EPHT training.

The webinar “Exploring the Environmental Public Health Tracking Portal to Support Local Health” introduces the Environmental Public Health Tracking website with a focus on how it can be used to gather and share information to support a variety of community-based projects. This is a great way to learn how to use EPHT for either your own personal interest, community work or other public health purposes.

EPHT 101 is a free online course hosted by the National Environmental Health Association that provides an overview of tracking in 12 modules. Each module focuses on a different subject including the National Tracking Network, surveillance and epidemiology, types of EPHT data, GIS, and communication. Up to 5.0 continuing education credits are available upon completion.

Tracking in Actionis a free online course hosted by the National Environmental Health Association that provides real world examples of how EPHT data is used by public health communities. Both national and state tracking programs are showcased and resources are provided to enhance the usability of Tracking Networks. Up to 2.0 continuing education credits are available upon completion.

ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) are self-instructional, continuing-education primers designed to increase clinician's knowledge of hazardous substances and aid in the evaluation of patients potentially exposed to hazardous substances.