NSSP Update – June 2022

NSSP Update

A Technical Newsletter for the NSSP Community of Practice | June 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.

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Trends in Acute Hepatitis of Unspecified Etiology

Number of children hospitalized for hepatitis of unknown cause has been stable over the last four years. There hasn’t been a notable national-level increase in these cases recently compared to before the pandemic.

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Monthly Updates

NSSP provides integrated analytics for understanding epidemiologic trends and patterns. Join the community that promotes a comprehensive approach to surveillance!

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More Examples of Dashboards that Integrate Syndromic Data with other Sources

New to NSSP website! Examples show how near real-time emergency department data are used in combination with other healthcare data.

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Get into a Syndromic Surveillance State of Mind

New foundational syndromic surveillance training series begins July 2022. Learn foundational concepts and methodology. Conceptualize new ways to use syndromic data. Act confidently on analyses.

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
June 23 NSSP Vendor Patches (Onboarding and Production) 12:00–8:00 AM ET
June 23 NSSP ESSENCE User Group 3:00–4:00 PM ET
June 23 Access & Management Center Operations/Maintenance Release
July 1 Syndromic Surveillance and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Subcommittee Call (Monthly) 2:00-2:45 PM ET
July 6 Syndrome Definition Subcommittee Call (Monthly) 1:00–2:00 PM ET
July 8 Data Quality Subcommittee Call (Monthly) 12:00–1:00 PM ET
July 12 NSSP R User Group Call 2:00–3:00 PM ET
July 19 NSSP Vendor Patches (Testing and Development) 12:00–8:00 AM ET
July 21 NSSP Vendor Patches (Onboarding and Production) 12:00–8:00 AM ET
July 27 NSSP Community of Practice Call (Monthly) 12:00–1:30 PM ET
July 28 NSSP R User Group Call 3:00–4:00 PM ET

View more calendar details at the NSSP Community of Practice.

Page last reviewed: June 22, 2022