Relevant, accurate and accessible, web-based data on environmental health hazards and related health effects.
In addition to building and maintaining this web-based surveillance system, Colorado Tracking contributes data to the national network and makes information accessible to public health workers, policymakers, healthcare providers, environmental practitioners, and the general public.
EnviroScreen is a powerful new mapping tool for environmental justice. This tool is one way Colorado addresses current and historic inequities. The mapping tool aims to:
Pinpoint areas that have a disproportionate burden of health and/or environmental harm.
Build public trust and empower communities.
Help users target funding and resources.
Advance a healthy and sustainable Colorado.
The summary of information provides an at-a-glance understanding of environmental exposures and health outcomes occurring in any county in Colorado.
During the 2021 Colorado Legislative Session, state legislators proposed a bill that further defines disproportionately impacted communities in relation to environmental justice activities.
Commerce City-North Denver (CC-ND) experiences many environmental justice issues, including proximity to the VB/I-70 Superfund site and other legacy pollution sources, concentration of polluting industries, and intersecting high traffic roadways.
Long-term air pollution and other risk factors associated with COVID-19 at the census tract level in Colorado
In June 2020, CDPHE leadership made a request to the Colorado Tracking program to review emerging studies linking fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and COVID-19 and replicate the analysis for Colorado.
During the 2021 CO Legislative Session, a bill was proposed that changes the definition of "covered facility" to include specific listed North American industry classification system codes and expands upon the requirements applicable to covered facilities.