The NYC Environmental Public Health Tracking Program collects local data from a variety of sources to:
- Inform public health policy
- Evaluate public health programs and services
- Track progress in meeting environmental health and sustainability goals
- Conduct research
- Provide integrated environmental and public health data to the National Network and to New Yorkers via a Public Data Portal
Through the NYC Environment & Health Data Portal, you can create reports, tables, charts and maps on these topics:
- Outdoor Air and Weather
- Food and Drink
- Built Environment
- Pests and Pesticides
- Health, Behavior, &
- Environmental Sustainability
Enter the NYC Environment & Health Data Portal
Watch NYC Tracking in Action video
► Take a tour of the site
► See a glossary of terms used in the tracking portal.
► See how neighborhoods are defined in the tracking portal.
NYC Community Air Survey (NYCCAS)
- Monitoring pollutants that cause health problems
- Evaluating how air quality differs across neighborhoods
- Part of the Mayor's blueprint for long-term planning and sustainability, PlaNYC
- Learn more about NYCCAS
Safer Pest Control
- Adopting legislation to reduce pesticide use by
- Promoting integrated pest management
Enhanced Rat Surveillance and Control
The interactive Rat Portal helps communities and professionals learn more about what they can do to control rats. The site includes the ability to search and display the Department's rat inspection findings for every neighborhood and property in NYC.
Enter Rat Information Portal
National Data Sharing
The tracking program is a part of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. The National Network is an effort led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention* to share data and analyze trends in environmental public health across the nation. The Health Department is collaborating with the Mayor’s Office of Longterm Planning and Sustainability to expand its environmental public health tracking program to include indicators of environmental sustainability.
*The NYC EPHT Web site is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 1U38EH000189 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.