Enviro Health App Challenge

Due Date: 06/23/2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched the Enviro Health App Challenge to inspire innovative uses for data that explore the connections between the environment and health. Prizes will include $20,000 for one first place winner, $7,000 for one second place winner, and $3,000 for one third place winner.

CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources. On the Tracking Network, you can view maps, tables, and charts with data about:

  • chemicals and other substances found in the environment
  • some chronic diseases and conditions
  • the area where you live

For this challenge, CDC is looking for ways to increase public awareness of tracking data to help people understand the connections between environmental hazards and chronic illness. 

CDC hopes the challenge will increase public awareness of how tracking data might help people understand the connections between environmental hazards and chronic illness.

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