Surveillance Activity Reports
The EEP collects surveillance data using two techniques. The EEP as the responsibiltiy to collect reports on blood lead testing and on emergency events releasing toxic substances. In this role, the EEP is the data steward for the blood lead testing and emergency events data. The EEP also acquires data that is collected by other agencies on diseases and events of interest to environemntal public health. For example, cancer data is obtained for the Utah Cancer Registery. In this role, the EEP is a data custoidan for those data. All the EEP data are made available through the Utah Environemntal Public Health Tracking Network or through the Utah Indicator-Based Information System. These reports show monthly activity for those data collected by the EEP. As report collecting is an ongoing process and there are delays between when a test or event occurs, and when EEP receives the report, the numbers presented in these reports are approximation of monthly surveillance activities.