Health protection – research and analysis

Environmental public health surveillance system

An environmental public health surveillance system helps collect and collate environmental hazard and health outcome data.

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Environmental public health tracking (EPHT) is the use of public health information to support management of environmental and other hazards.

The specific role of EPHT is to collect, collate and analyse environmental health data to inform interventions to reduce the burden of disease. Within this remit, an environmental public health surveillance system (EPHSS) will facilitate collection and collation of environmental hazard and health outcome data.