NSSP Update – May 2022
A Technical Newsletter for the NSSP Community of Practice | May 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.
Seizure- or Epilepsy-Related ED Visits
MMWR article shows age-stratified changes in emergency department visits associated with seizures and epilepsy before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
NSSP provides integrated analytics for understanding epidemiologic trends and patterns. Join the community that promotes a comprehensive approach to surveillance!
Using Dashboards to Present NSSP Data
New to NSSP website! Examples show how near real-time emergency department data are used in combination with other healthcare data.
COUNCIL OF STATE AND TERRITORIAL EPIDEMIOLOGISTS
CSTE 2022 Annual Conference;
Louisville, Kentucky; June 19–23, 2022
Be part of the largest annual conference for applied public health epidemiology. Register nowexternal icon.
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.
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.
|June 1||Syndrome Definition Subcommittee Call (Monthly) 1:00–2:00 PM ET|
|June 3||Syndromic Surveillance and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Subcommittee Call (Monthly) 2:00–2:45 PM ET|
|June 10||Data Quality Subcommittee Call (Monthly) 12:00–1:00 PM ET|
|June 14||NSSP R User Group Call 2:00–3:00 PM ET|
|June 21||NSSP Vendor Patches (Testing and Development) 12:00–8:00 AM ET|
|June 23||NSSP Vendor Patches (Onboarding and Production) 12:00–8:00 AM ET|
|June 19–23||CSTE 2022 Annual Conferenceexternal icon (Louisville, Kentucky)|
|June 23||NSSP ESSENCE User Group 3:00–4:00 PM ET|
View more calendar details at the NSSP Community of Practice.external icon