NSSP Update – December 2022
A Technical Newsletter for the NSSP Community of Practice | December 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.
IMPROVING THE PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE
To Improve Emergency Response, the Syndromic Surveillance Community Sets Clinical Definition for Disability
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.
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.