The Vermont Tracking portal includes two main components:
- Data about environmental and health topics
- Basic information about the same environmental and health topics
Starting at the Tracking homepage, you can choose a topic area to learn about, or you can go directly to the data. If you choose to learn about a topic first, just click on the name of the topic.
If you choose to search the data, you will be taken to the Vermont Tracking Search Tool that looks like the one pictured below (Figure 1). In the example, the user has chosen to search for Lung and Bronchus Cancer at the County level for the years 2003–2007.
When “Search” is clicked for the example above, a new screen appears with the requested data in table, map and chart form (Figure 2). From this new page, the data can be explored more fully. Tabs and buttons on the page provide options for looking at the data in different formats, as well as for downloading, printing, and sending the data to others via email.
In addition to the two main components, the Tracking homepage also features:
- About Tracking - more in-depth explanation of Environmental Public Health Tracking
- Definitions - a glossary of terms
- Tracking FAQs - frequently asked questions about Tracking
- About the Data - a search feature to find out where the data on the portal come from
- Secure Data Access - a log-in page for persons who have been given permission to view unsuppressed data
- Resources - more in-depth information about the topic areas
- Links to the National Environmental Public Health Tracking and to other state portals
If you have questions or need assistance please email AHS-VDH-VTEPHT@state.vt.us.