Tracking Awareness Week 2024

July 3, 2024
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Join us for the ninth annual Tracking Awareness Week, themed “Be a Data Explorer!” This theme highlights unique data and tools on the MaineTracking Network that power public health action.

Data for Action

The MaineTracking Program hosts and displays data on many health and environmental topics. But Tracking is more than just data! This theme also highlights the network of people and partners that power the MaineTracking Network, and how people use data to bring about positive change and inform public health action to support healthier communities. During Tracking Awareness Week, the CDC Tracking Program, the MaineTracking Program and other partners will come together to highlight important environmental health issues.

Daily Themes

Each day on Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter) we will highlight messages about the useful tools and resources, programmatic successes, and utility of the MaineTracking Network. The daily posts will lead you to ‘badges’ hidden throughout the website that highlight unique data or exploration features useful for public health actions. Earn all the badges for the week and become a Master Data Explorer!

Monday - Data Discovery

Discover town level data for asthma, childhood lead poisoning, COPD, heart attack, private well water, radon, and tickborne diseases. #DataDiscovery

Join us as we embark on a journey of data discovery where we explore features throughout the website! Are you ready to explore?

Daily webinar topic: Watch a demonstration of U.S. CDC Tracking's Data Explorer.
2:00-3:00 pm ET

Tuesday - Tools of the Trade

MaineTracking Program collaborates with partner programs to create quick data dashboards. Check out our #TrackingOnDemand products such as:

Reach out if you have a data display need! #ToolsOfTheTrade

Today’s Tracking Awareness Week theme has us shining the spotlight on tools of our trade. Join us as we highlight our #TrackingOnDemand resources!

Daily webinar topic: Hear from several presenters about U.S. CDC Tracking's different tools such as their API and GitHub pages.
2:00-3:00 pm ET

Wednesday - Adventures in Teamwork

MaineTracking Program staff collaborated with Maine CDC's Climate and Health program to create a near real-time heat dashboard with daily updates to temperature and emergency department data. Check out the data. #Teamwork

On this 3rd day of Tracking Awareness Week, we’re celebrating the power of teamwork. Join us as we share stories of collaboration and the incredible adventures that come with working as a team.

Daily webinar topic: Learn about different partnerships between U.S. CDC's Tracking and Cancer Control Programs.
2:00-3:00 pm ET

Thursday - Road to Success

Catch up on the latest MaineTracking Program success stories of data in action. Read a success story. #RoadToSuccess

Across the MaineTracking Program, staff members and partners use environmental and health data to improve public health processes, implement policy changes, and improve local and state communities.

Daily webinar topic: Explore U.S. CDC Tracking's public health accomplishments and impacts. 
2:00-3:00 pm ET

Friday - Future Directions

MaineTracking Program are constantly striving to support efforts to modernize public health data. Share an idea with us of something you'd like to see. #FutureDirections

 What exciting innovations and advancements await us in the world of Tracking? From engaging new partners, incorporating exciting data features, and exploring data sources, the possibilities are endless! Who knows where the future will take us?

Daily webinar topic: Find out what is on the horizon for U.S. CDC Tracking from new data to unique activities. 
2:00-3:00 pm ET

Get Involved!