Environmental Public Health Tracking and Surveillance

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Course No.
No Charge

1.5 Nursing Contact Hours; 1.5 CHES Category I CECH; Certificate of Completion

Martha Stanbury

Martha Stanbury, MSPH

Martha Stanbury, MSPH, is Manager of the Environmental Health Surveillance Section, Division of Environmental Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. She is the Principal Investigator for the Department’s recently funded Environmental Public Health Tracking program; in addition, she is responsible for environmental and occupational health surveillance projects and emergency preparedness activities. Before coming to Michigan in 2001, she served in a number of positions at the New Jersey Department of Health.

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Michael Heumann

Michael Heumann, MPH, MA

Michael has been an occupational and environmental epidemiologist for 28 years at the Oregon Public Health Division, where he helped develop the epidemiological approaches to public health emergency preparedness at the Oregon Public Health Division.  He worked closely with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to develop and disseminate the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) framework to protect the health and safety of responders.  He is a consultant with NIOSH, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, and state health d

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Shannon DeWitt

Shannon DeWitt

Shannon DeWitt currently serves as the security steward and application development lead for the public data query portal at CDC’s National Environmental Tracking Program. Shannon is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer and has over 20 years of experience in information technology with the last 17 focused on public health.

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Course Details

Who Should View this Webcast

Entry-level environmental health professionals in local health departments and other settings; clinical care professionals; others in public health or allied health professions, such as nurses, health educators, etc.


  • Describe key concepts of environmental health tracking and surveillance (CHES Area of Responsibility 1.2.1)
  • Identify applications of environmental health tracking in practice through examples (1.2.1)
  • Explore resources for environmental health tracking information (1.2.1, 1.2.6, 1.4.3)

Continuing Education Credit and Certificate of Completion

1.5 Nursing Contact Hours

1.5 CHES Category 1 CECH

Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this activity will expire on December 31, 2018.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. 

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion, participants must:

  • Register for this training
  • Sign into and view the webcast
  • Complete the post-evaluation
  • Complete and pass the post-quiz (75%+)

Planning Committee

Phoebe Goldberg, MPH, CHES; Trish Koman, MPP, PhD(c), Chris Klawuhn, RS, MSA; Dave Peters, REHS/RS; Martha Stanbury,MSPH;  Sue Manente, MA; Julie McCallum, MPH, RN, BSN

Conflict of Interest

All instructors and activity planners have reported  no conflicts of interest related to this activity.


This activity was provided by the Michigan Public Health Training Center, a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative; the Michigan Environmental Health Association; and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $825,634) and grant number UB6HP20200. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Technical Information

This webcast uses Adobe Connect. (System test: http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm)  Adobe Connect delivers live and on-demand course materials and web conferencing.  These trainings run best on laptop or desktop computers – the University of Michigan does not officially support Adobe Connect on mobile devices at this time.

Whether working in a health department, community-based organization, or clinical care, understanding the environmental context of our communities, patients, or clients enables us to better serve their needs. This training will provide an introduction to concepts of environmental health tracking and surveillance and demonstrate some available resources and their applications, with a focus on the CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.

This webcast originated in August 2015.