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Mission and Values

Tracking California is a program of the Public Health Institute, in partnership with the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program.

Tracking California works to make environmental health data and information publicly-available through the development of a web-based data query system, state-of-the-art data displays, and innovative web tools and services.

We aim to make these data and information accessible and useful to a variety of stakeholders including communities, governments, academia, and private partners.

Our Mission

We mobilize data to improve public health.

Our Values

We are guided by the following core values and strive for them in all our work:

  • Action

    Data should be used to support efforts to improve public health.

  • Health Equity and Environmental Justice

    All people should have the opportunity to achieve the highest level of health.

  • Access

    Data on environment and public health should be accessible to all.

  • Collaboration

    Public health activities should be conducted within a collaborative framework.

  • Scientific Integrity

    Data and methods should be generated and communicated using high scientific standards.

  • Transparency

    Transparency is fundamental to strong and equitable partnerships.

Our Work

  • Data Compilation & Management

    Work with data stewards to gather and manage environmental and public health data.

  • Data Access & Visualization

    Develop custom tools for mapping and visualization to make environmental and health data available and understandable on our public data portal and elsewhere.

  • Health Research & Analysis

    Conduct analyses and research studies to characterize and investigate environmental and health issues of concern.

  • Health Communications

    Develop and disseminate materials to communicate environmental and health data and information to a broad range of stakeholders.

  • Education & Training

    Engage with stakeholders to increase environmental and health knowledge and capacities.