NSSP Update – April 2022

NSSP Update

A Technical Newsletter for the NSSP Community of Practice | April 2022

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.

Sharing Pieces to Make a Whole Image


Syndromic Experts Hold Panel Discussion

Access recordings with panelists’ suggestions for Communicating Syndromic Surveillance with Your Leadership. Community participation is needed to validate new syndromes. Also, register now for 2022 CSTE Annual Conference.

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April 24–30 is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

Their expertise, commitment, and service keep our communities safe and improve patient care. Learn more and check out the digital toolkit.
Jan 2022 ESSENCE Word Cloud

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.

Jan 2022 ESSENCE Word Cloud

Developing Syndrome Definitions

NSSP works with health departments, CDC programs, and others to develop and improve syndrome definitions. Here is a list of the syndromes being worked on now.

Mark Your Calendar
Upcoming Events
April 27 NSSP Community of Practice Call (Monthly); 12:00–1:30 PM ET
April 28 NSSP ESSENCE User Group; 3:00–4:00 PM ET
May 4 Syndrome Definition Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 1:00–2:00 PM ET
May 6 Syndromic Surveillance and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 2:00–2:45 PM ET
May 10 NSSP R User Group Call; 2:00–3:00 PM ET
May 13 Data Quality Subcommittee Call (Monthly); 12:00–1:00 PM ET
May 19 NSSP Vendor Patches (Testing and Development); 12:00–8:00 AM ET
May 21 NSSP Vendor Patches (Onboarding and Production); 12:00–8:00 AM ET
May 25 NSSP Community of Practice Call (Monthly); 12:00–1:30 PM ET
May 26 NSSP ESSENCE User Group; 3:00–4:00 PM ET
June 19-23 CSTE 2022 Annual Conferenceexternal icon; Louisville, Kentucky

View more calendar details at the NSSP Community of Practice.external icon

Page last reviewed: March 23, 2022