On January 23, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released its Local Environmental Health Reporting Tool. This web-based resource is semi-customizable at the county (local) level while also providing a high-level snapshot of state level regulatory environmental activities, particularly in the areas of food, air, waste, and water. While this tool is primarily for local health directors and staff, many stakeholders and the public will also find it of value. The Local Environmental Health Reporting Tool attempts to provide additional regulatory or public environmental health information used in support of community assessments, grant applications, statutory requirements, or public environmental health interventions.
The Local Environmental Health Reporting Tool is the result of combined resources including CDPHE, the National Environmental Information Exchange Network, Colorado Tracking, the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, CDPHE Office of Planning, Partnerships, and Innovation, and the ECOS Results project.