COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, Feb. 3, 2023: The CDC has listed all eight Connecticut Counties in the Medium/Yellow category.  The Connecticut Department of Public Health recommends that all residents consider wearing a mask in public indoor spaces. People who are at high risk for severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and respiratory illnesses. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.


Please visit covidtests.gov to request four free COVID-19 self-test kits from the Federal Government. Find a location that has a supply of COVID-19 therapeutics as part of the Test to Treat initiative here. The complete DPH COVID-19 toolbox is located at ct.gov/coronavirus.

The Connecticut Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (EPHT) focuses on collecting data in order to protect our communities from health issues related to environmental factors. Our program manages a Data Explorer which is part of a national network created in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide health, exposure and environmental hazard data and information that communities can use to improve their health.
Data include topics such as: air quality, asthma, carbon monoxide poisoning, heart attack, Lyme disease, and water quality. 
                                                          
* * Click here to visit the Data Explorer * *
 

  

Visit the CDC National Environmental Public Health Tracking portal for national data on environments, health effects, and population health in the United States. 
 
   
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:
TRACKING 101A free continuing education training opportunity.  This course provides an overview of the major components of Environmental Public Health Tracking. 
Tracking in Action:
View videos from partner states on topics such as wildfire response in New Mexico, informing asthma programs in New York City, preventing mercury exposure in Florida, and protecting air quality in Massachusetts.
CDC EPHT Training:

If you want to learn more about environmental public health tracking click the link above to access a number of trainings for all levels, including high school-level curriculum, college and professional. Trainings include:
Connecticut Tracking Success Stories:
Response to a Carbon Monoxide Emergency 

        



The Connecticut Tracking Team

Gary Archambault, MPH
Principle Investigator/Epidemiologist
gary.archambault@ct.gov

Patricia Przysiecki, MPH
Epidemiologist
patricia.przysiecki@ct.gov

Christine Hahn, MPH
Epidemiologist
christine.hahn@ct.gov

Tom Bavone
Information Technology Analyst
thomas.bavone@ct.gov