NSSP Update – September 2023
A Technical Newsletter for the NSSP Community of Practice | September 2023
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.
BY THE NUMBERS
Having data that are representative of all communities can improve the public health response. Currently, 78% of U.S. emergency departments provide data to NSSP.
HOW NSSP WORKS ACROSS CDC
NSSP data and algorithms are used to detect trends and monitor effectiveness of prevention and control strategies.
New to Syndromic Surveillance?
For new site admins, we have a job aid for easing into your new role. New staff? Read “Tips for Engaging Staff.” New to NSSP? Check out these resources to learn about syndromic surveillance, especially the new training series titled Introduction to Syndromic Surveillance Methodology.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We explain NSSP’s agreement with a national lab, data flow and frequency, health conditions covered, specimen identifiers, and more.
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.