NSSP Update – April 2021
A Technical Newsletter for the NSSP Community of Practice | April 2021
The National Syndromic Surveillance Program issues NSSP Update monthly to share the latest Community of Practice activities, technical and program updates, and ways in which syndromic surveillance is improving public health.
New CDC report indicates some racial/ethnic minority groups experience emergency department care for COVID-19 at higher rates. NSSP data help to identify discrepancies. Read more.
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Here’s how your NSSP Community of Practice is advancing syndromic surveillance.
NSSP Participation Map
NSSP is exploring how to better communicate the coverage provided by syndromic surveillance emergency department (ED) data. This map shows U.S. counties with emergency care facilities that participate in NSSP. Data will be published quarterly.
This will replace the measure based on the proportion of ED visits captured.
Monthly National-level Free-text ESSENCE Queries
Analysts can exercise a high level of customization by using free-text queries. They can quickly code free-text queries and rapidly respond to outbreaks, disasters, and health events that unfold. These word clouds capture free-text queries from a national perspective.
|April 20||NSSP Community of Practice Call (Monthly); 3:00–4:30 PM ET|
|April 20||NSSP Vendor Patches (Testing and Development); 12:00–8:00 AM ET|
|April 22||NSSP Vendor Patches (Onboarding and Production); 12:00–8:00 AM ET|
|April 27||Data Sharing Workgroup Call (Monthly); 3:00–4:00 PM ET|
|May 5||Syndrome Definition Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 1:00–2:00 PM ET|
|May 7||Syndromic Surveillance and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Subcommittee Call; 2:00–2:45 PM ET|
|May 10||NSSP Community of Practice Core Committee Call (Monthly); 1:00–2:30 PM ET|
|May 12||Race and Ethnicity Data Quality Improvement Workgroup; 3:00–4:00 PM ET|
|May 14||Data Quality Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 12:00–1:00 PM ET|
|May 18||NSSP Community of Practice Call (Monthly); 3:00–4:30 PM ET|
|May 25||Data Sharing Workgroup Call (Monthly); 3:00–4:00 PM ET|
|June 13–17||Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) 2021 Annual Conference: Building Bridges to Health. Read about the virtual conference. Register here.|
View more calendar details at the NSSP Community of Practice.