Webinar on LDH Environmental Public Health Tracking Program to be held Dec. 5

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will hold a live webinar on the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The webinar is free and open to the public.

The Louisiana Department of Health’s (LDH) Environmental Public Health Tracking Network allows for sound data analysis that can help make stronger connections between the environment and community health.  This information can be used to develop programs, support public health officials to respond effectively to environmental health concerns, and inform the development of new guidelines which will help people live healthier lives in the places they work and live.

LDH Tracking is funded by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.  Tracking is an example of a successful multiagency partnership.  The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has collaborated with the LDH Tracking Program for more than 10 years.    

Through an interactive presentation, participants will learn about the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program and how to conduct data queries using the LDH’s Health Data Portal. 

Go to http://deq.louisiana.gov/form/enviroschool to register for the webinar. 

For questions, contact Tomeka Prioleau at (225) 219-0877, or email Enviroschool@la.gov.