NSSP Update – November 2022
A Technical Newsletter for the NSSP Community of Practice | November 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.
NSSP COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE WEBSITE
2022 Syndromic Surveillance Symposium
Join us at this free, virtual event dedicated to advancing syndromic surveillance practice to be held December 6–8, 2022.
For more information, visit the NSSP CoP website.
TECHNICAL RESOURCE CENTER
Job Aids Consolidate Resources and Streamline Query Development
The Ultimate Guide for Site Administrators and Query Development: Community and Technical Resources includes many “best of” syndromic surveillance resources and practices.
New Facility and New Site Onboarding Guides, Job Aids, Articles, and More
Recently added articles: “Replication and the DataMart” and “How Sites Route Data to NSSP“.
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.