How NSSP Works Across CDC

NSSP collaborates with programs across CDC, and with health departments, to improve syndromic surveillance and respond to health events like the opioid overdose epidemic, e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury, and influenza-like illness. The collaborations described, while not exhaustive, summarize ongoing efforts.

Man showing the bandage after coronavirus vaccine shot

Syndromic Surveillance of Vaccine-associated Adverse Events in U.S. Emergency Departments

Syndromic surveillance can supplement vaccine safety monitoring systems now in use. Read the article in Vaccine to learn how emergency department data from the NSSP are being used to identify and monitor vaccine-associated adverse events.

Heat and Health Tracker map

CDC Launches Heat & Health Tracker

Tracker uses syndromic data to display emergency department visits associated with heat-related illness. These actionable data can inform public health messaging.

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Public Health Data Modernization Initiative

CDC is dedicated to unlocking the full potential of data for disease detection and elimination. Visit the Public Health Data Modernization Initiative.

Page last reviewed: July 15, 2021