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• SOVAT (Spatial OLAP Visualization & Analytical Tool/I-SOVAT): SOVAT and its web-based version I-SOVAT are capable of integrating complex data sets into multidimensional database that can be viewed easily from multiple angles and in visual forms (maps and charts).
• RACER (Rapid Assessment and Characterization of Environmental Risks: RACER is a new software tool designed that enables public health officials and others to evaluate the appropriateness and feasibility of conducting health tracking activities or targeted epidemiological investigations of possible health risks from environmental exposures.
• Active Asthma Surveillance Pilot study: The University of Pittsburgh Academic Partner for excellence in EPHT has provided HL7 software and a server to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) to facilitate real-time active surveillance of Emergency Department (ED) visits for asthma. These data will help Public Health better understand the geography, temporality, and seasonality of asthma.
• Regional (PA, OH, WV) Study of Air Pollution and Health Effects Project: This study will allow the assessment of the comparability and quality of hospitalization data from different states and the techniques necessary to effectively assess, within a regional context, data that will be available to Network grantees.
• Water Contaminants in Southwestern Pennsylvania Rivers: Exposure assessment in the form of biomonitoring is a critical component to linking a hazard with a potentially related health effect. UPACE has therefore been investigating potential methodologies associated with a community-based biomonitoring approach characterized by the use of fish and other animal monitoring.
• Tracking: Success through Partnership: The Future of Environmental Public Health Conference, February 2009, Washington DC.