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NH Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

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The NH Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program is your source for State and National environmental health data.

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EPHT is a cooperative initiative between the NH Department of Health and Human Services and the NH Department of Environmental Services. NH EPHT is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve public health by providing science-based information on the trends and distributions of environmentally-related diseases.

July 2015

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

In New Hampshire (NH), each year about 10 babies are born with a cleft lip with or without cleft palate and 9 babies are born with a cleft palate without cleft lip. According to CDC's research, children with a cleft lip with or without a cleft palate or a cleft palate alone often have problems with feeding and speaking clearly, and can have ear infections. They also might have hearing problems and problems with their teeth. Services and treatment for children with orofacial clefts can vary depending on the severity of the cleft; the child’s age and needs; and the presence of associated syndromes or other birth defects, or both.

For more birth conditions information in NH, visit: NH Health WISDOM
Tracking national birth defects data, visit: Tracking Birth Defects

New Hampshire Releases New Report on Asthma Prevalence by Industry and Occupation

More than 17.5 million adults in the United States suffer from asthma, and, according to the American Thoracic Society, approximately 15% of U.S. adults with asthma have asthma attributable to occupational factors.

To explore this further, the New Hampshire Occupational Health Surveillance Program used the newly added industry and occupation variables in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey to identify those industry and occupation groups of workers at greater risk for asthma. This information can be useful to prioritize and guide prevention strategies within high-risk industries and occupations.

To read the full report, go to Asthma Prevalence among New Hampshire Workers, BRFSS, 2001-2015
Know more about NH work-related injuries and illnesses, visit NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program

Economic Burden of Environmentally Attributable Illness in Children of NH Report Released
To view the report, go to NH Children Environmental Burden Report

NH EPHT is part of the CDC's national Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. The network was developed to integrate nationally consistent environment and public health data to support research, programs and policies that help protect the health of communities nationwide.

This web site is supported by grant number 1 U38 EH000947-01 from the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Its content is solely the responsibility of the authors and not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.


Environmental Public Health Tracking Program
NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services
29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Tel: (603) 271-4988 800-852-3345 ext.4988

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