Ten states currently contribute data to NTSIP. If a spill occurs within one of those states, the health department will collect information about the spill. They will find out what was spilled and where it happened. They will also collect information about whether any people were harmed. Federal agencies and their partners can use this information to learn more about reducing harm caused by toxic substances.
Health departments in these states will also map the locations of toxic substances. This includes places that toxic substances are made, stored, used, and transported in the states. Collecting this data will help point out safer ways to manage toxic substances. It will help the states more effectively reach out to communities and industries to increase safety and promote a cleaner environment.
State health departments may wish to consider requesting a representative from CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), a competitive, two-year, paid fellowship. Each PHAP associate is assigned to a state, tribal, local, or territorial public health agency and works alongside public health professionals.
State Partners Webinar - State Surveillance of Chemical Incidents
Summary: Information about the state-based surveillance component of NTSIP.
Target audience: Chemical incident responders and planners.
In 2009, the ATSDR program Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) ended and was replaced by NTSIP. This change reflects a more comprehensive approach to reducing risks from toxic substances. Six of the seven states participating in NTSIP also participated in HSEES.
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