ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DATA NEEDS
An Action Plan for
Federal Public Health Agencies

Workshop Results
March 3-5, 1997

Maritime Institute
Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Submitted to the:
Environmental Health Policy Committee Subcommittee on Data Needs

By the:
Public Health Foundation
June 18, 1997


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Key Findings
Suggested Action
Implementation Strategies

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Environmental Health Policy Committee, Subcommittee on Data Needs
1.2 Workshop Objectives

2.0 DISCUSSION HIGHLIGHTS

2.1 Information needs

2.1.1 Overview
2.1.2 Priority Information Needs

2.2 Information barriers

2.2.1 Managerial barriers
2.2.2 Administrative barriers
2.2.3 Technical barriers
2.2.4 Socio-economic-political barriers

3.0 PROPOSED ACTION PLAN

3.1 The Federal Role
3.2 Implementation Strategies

APPENDIX A. EHPC Subcommittee on Data Needs
APPENDIX B. Workshop Participants
APPENDIX C. Workshop Overview/Objectives
APPENDIX D. Workshop Agenda
APPENDIX E. "Information Needs of Local Health Departments" (David Piposzar handout)