MN Environmental Public Health Tracking
Connecting Health and the Environment
The environment isn't just chemicals in the air, ground and water. Things like secondhand smoke and poverty are part of the physical and social environment we live in. When we learn how they affect health, communities and individuals can make better decisions about how to protect their health.
The MN Tracking Program is a part of the CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking program. MN Tracking maintains the Minnesota Public Health Data Access portal, which makes data on health and the environment publicly available. Bringing these data together better equips Minnesota's communities, policymakers, researchers and public health professionals to explore relationships between environmental exposures and health effects, and to take informed action to improve health.