Following is a list of freeware that provides tools and online resources for regulatory agencies responsible for environmental health issues. To learn more about a particular item, click on the item name. To download a software product or visit an interactive web site, click on "download" or "view," respectively. But first, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

Advocacy and Policy Development Series (PH 431-437)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers advocacy and policy development and includes the courses PH 431 to PH 437: What is Public Health Policy, Advocacy & Law?; Making Public Health Policy; Advocating Public Health Policy; Legal and Legislative Processes; Regulatory Processes of Public Health Law; Operational Processes of Public Health Law; and Evaluating Public Health Policy.
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AIRNow Mobile App
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The AIRNow mobile application provides real-time air quality information that you can use to protect your health when planning your day. You can get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution (PM2.5). Air quality maps from the AIRNow website provide visual depictions of current and forecast air quality nationwide, and a page on air quality-related health effects explains what actions people can take to protect their health at different AQI levels, such as "code orange." Available for iPhone and Android.
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Applied Epidemiology Series (PH 491-496)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers applied epidemiology and includes the courses PH 491 to PH 496: What is Applied Epidemiology?; Frequency Measures Used in Epidemiology; Measures of Central Location and Dispersion; Organizing Epidemiologic Data; Public Health Surveillance; and Investigating Outbreaks.
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Environmental Health Series (PH 471-477)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers environmental health and includes the courses PH 471 to PH 477: What is Environmental Health?; Source and Hazard Assessment; Qualitative Risk Assessment; and Environmental Health Risk Communication.
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EnviroRisk
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A case-based, problem-solving program in environmental risk assessment and risk communication. You will play the role of a public health professional as you go through the course. This course will develop your ability to investigate an environmental health problem and serve as a resource and risk communicator in your community. Credit for taking this course is available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Epi Info
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). With Epi Info and a personal computer, epidemiologists and other public health and medical professionals can rapidly develop a questionnaire or form, customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data. Epidemiologic statistics, tables, graphs, and maps are produced with simple commands such as READ, FREQ, LIST, TABLES, GRAPH, and MAP. Epi Map displays geographic maps with data from Epi Info.
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EpiCalc 2000
By Mark Myatt. A statistical calculator that works with pre-tabulated data. Some of the functions available in EpiCalc will be of general use but they have been chosen to be of interest to persons working with data from a public health or epidemiological context.
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FP Advisor
By Mark Myatt. The purpose of FP Advisor is to allow investigators to consider a wide range of disease possibilities (contained in the FP Advisor database) in a foodborne disease investigation. By entering known information such as the incubation period, specific symptoms, type of food, etc., the program will generate a limited list of disease possibilities. FP Advisor is based on the original dBase III program by Thomas E. Crook of the Food Service Sanitation Section of the Michigan State Department of Agriculture.
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Medical Algorithms: Environmental Health
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in environmental health. In MS Excel.
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NPCR EDITS
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Tools to improve the quality of data gathered by the public health community by standardizing the way data items are checked for validity. These tools can be built into interactive data collection systems to achieve real-time field-by-field editing during data entry. They can also be used in batch-editing processes for data already collected. EDITS provides software to support three types of data activities: defining standards for data quality, creating data collection processes, and analyzing data.
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OpenEpi
By Emory University. The Open Source Epidemiologic Statistics for Public Health (OpenEpi) is an Open Source effort to replace and extend the EpiTable and Statcalc programs in Epi Info with web-compatible programs and links in JavaScript. It consist of a series of programs for use in public health and provides a number of epidemiologic and statistical tools.
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Program Development and Evaluation Series (PH 441-447)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers program development and evaluation and includes the courses PH 441 to PH 447: What is Public Health Program Development & Evaluation?; Planning Public Health Programs; Developing Public Health Programs; Implementing Public Health Programs; Evaluating Public Health Programs; Outcome and Cost Evaluation; and Evidence-Based Program Decisions.
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Public Health Administration Series (PH 451-457)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers public health administration and includes the courses PH 451 to PH 457: What is Public Health Administration?; Public Health Organizations; Information Management; Community Applications; Resource Management; Communications and Marketing; and Public Health Leadership.
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Public Health Preparedness and Response Series (PH 461-467)
By The School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center offers competency-based, completely online courses for public health workers that are offered in a self-directed, instructor-led format. This series covers public health preparedness and response and includes the courses PH 461 to PH 467: What is Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response?; Bioterrorism Preparedness & Response; Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Planning; Public Health Emergency Response Management; and Surveillance & Assessment in Public Health Emergencies.
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Smallpox Preparedness: Considerations for Response Team Volunteers Webcast
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). State public health departments are working with local public health departments and hospitals to further develop their smallpox response plans, which include identifying healthcare workers and public health first responders to serve on Smallpox Response Teams. Pre-event vaccination of these Smallpox Response Teams will allow them to better protect the American public against smallpox attack. People who volunteer to receive the smallpox vaccine need to know 1) the conditions that increase the risk of a serious complication and how to assess if they should not be immunized, 2) instructions for caring for the smallpox vaccination site to avoid transmission of the vaccine virus to themselves or others, especially family or household members. This program will provide needed information to those people who are considering participation on a Smallpox Response Team. Originally aired January 9, 2003 and December 20, 2002.
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STD*MIS
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). An application for State and local health departments to address the most common issues facing an STD program in its efforts to manage the data that it receives from labs, providers, clinics, disease intervention specialists (DIS), etc. Additionally, a mechanism is provided so that non-named case morbidity data, in electronic format, can be transmitted to CDC via the National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS).
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STELLAR: Systematic Tracking of Elevated Lead Levels and Remediation
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). A software application provided to State and local Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs) with a practical means of tracking medical and environmental activities in lead poisoning cases. The intent of this application is to provide an electronic means of addressing the data that Programs receive from labs, providers, clinics and case management professionals.
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Toxicology Issues of Concern (TICs)
By EXTOXNET. Various toxicology issues of concern such as In Our Children's Food, Environmental Hormones, and E Coli Outbreak.
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