Iowa Data on the National Tracking Portal
The Iowa Environmental Public Health Tracking Program submits data to the CDC for use on the National Tracking Portal during two data calls during the year: one in the Spring, and another in Fall. Data on community drinking water and childhood blood lead testing are typically submitted during the Spring Data Call, and data on emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and birth defects are typically submitted during the Fall Data Call. These data are aggregated, and used to develop nationally consistent indicators and measures published on the Tracking Public Portal.
Data dictionaries provide descriptive information on the data source, purpose, geographic level, and restrictions along with other information such as the data variable name, a description of the variable, the type of data it holds, a code for populating the variable, legal values, and variable length.
Below are the data dictionaries for the aggregate data sets that are submitted by the Iowa Environmental Public Health Tracking Program for use on the National Tracking Portal.
Below are the data dictionaries for the data sets that are used by the Iowa Environmental Public Health Tracking Program to display NCDM but are not submitted to the National Tracking Portal.
Other Data Resources
Data Sharing Agreements
The Public Health Tracking Team collects and maintains a wide variety of datasets, which may be available upon the approval of a Data Sharing Agreement. Data Sharing Agreements are required for the release of confidential data for a purpose that serves public health. The agreements are individualized contracts between IDPH and other public health partners that address specific issues on a case by case basis. This data shall only be used for the recorded purpose and requestors are expected to comply with all confidentiality policies to protect the privacy of subjects.
To initiate a Data Sharing Agreement with IDPH, please visit Iowa Public Health Data at: