NSSP Update – July 2022

NSSP Update

A Technical Newsletter for the NSSP Community of Practice | July 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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County-Level Social Vulnerability and Emergency Department Visits for Firearm Injuries

Data from the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) can be used to guide tailored prevention efforts that address social inequities and create protective community environments.

Sharing Pieces to Make a Whole Image


Monthly Updates

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Dashboards That Use Emergency Department Data

The American College of Emergency Physicians uses data from the National Syndromic Surveillance Program to show total emergency department visits, COVID-like illness visits, and influenza-like illness visits.

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Get into a Syndromic Surveillance State of Mind

A new foundational syndromic surveillance training series is being designed. 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
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 ESSENCE User Group Call 3:00–4:00 PM ET
August 3 Syndrome Definition Subcommittee Call (Monthly) 1:00–2:00 PM ET
August 5 Syndromic Surveillance and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Subcommittee Call (Monthly) 2:00–2:45 PM ET
August 9 NSSP R User Group Call 2:00–3:00 PM ET
August 12 Data Quality Subcommittee Call (Monthly) 12:00–1:00 PM ET
August 16 NSSP Vendor Patches (Testing and Development) 12:00–8:00 AM ET
August 18 NSSP Vendor Patches (Onboarding and Production) 12:00–8:00 AM ET
August 24 NSSP Community of Practice Call (Monthly) 12:00–1:30 PM ET
August 25 NSSP ESSENCE User Group 3:00–4:00 PM ET

View more calendar details at the NSSP Community of Practice.

Page last reviewed: July 18, 2022