National ProgramEnvironmental Public Health Tracking Program Advances and Successes: Highlights From the First 15 YearsWilson, Holly R. MHSE, CHES; Charleston, Alex E. MPHAuthor Information Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. Correspondence: Holly R. Wilson, MHSE, CHES, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop F57, Atlanta, GA 30341 ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: September/October 2017 - Volume 23 - Issue - p S4-S8 doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000626 Buy Metrics Abstract Over the past 15 years, the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (Tracking Program) has advanced technologically and programmatically, evolving from an abstract concept to a mature program. The Tracking Program, in collaboration with national, state, and local partners, uses data and expertise to identify and address environmental public health needs and improve public health capacity across the United States. Examples of the successful application of environmental public health tracking include informing health impact assessments and filling data gaps. The Tracking Program plans to continue working to direct innovative programs and solutions that protect and improve community health in years to come. With support from the Tracking Program, health departments can enhance their abilities to plan and conduct environmental public health activities. © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.