Project Description

Support and Services for National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

Period of Performance: March 2015 – February 2016

The Cloudburst Group provided program management and support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Environmental Tracking Program. The Tracking Program is the ongoing collection, integration, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data from environmental hazard monitoring, and from human exposure and health effects surveillance. CDC provides funds to 26 state and local health departments to develop local tracking networks. These networks feed into the National Tracking Network. The Tracking Program makes use of work groups, teams and forums to collaboratively develop desired functionality and capabilities of the Tracking Network. These various work groups, teams and forums are comprised of CDC staff, CDC contractors, state and local health and environmental agencies, academia, national organizations, and other federal organizations. The Cloudburst Group provided the facilitation, coordination, record keeping and knowledge management support and the facilitation for all the project related work groups and teams. Our research partners for the Tracking Program were Ross Strategic and Social & Scientific Systems.

Additionally, The Cloudburst Group provided technical expertise to the CDC Tracking program by developing and summarizing studies, analyses, and reports related to public health and environmental surveillance programs. We also offered strategic thinking/planning support to the Tracking Program vision, goals, and objectives as needed which included identification or gathering of success stories, facilitation of strategic thinking around Network content and structure, and promotion of novel ideas and options that helped to further Tracking content and goals.