Improving the Public Health Response
NSSP, CDC programs, and health departments collaborate to conduct pilot tests and exercises, and to improve processes to achieve public health goals more efficiently.
ESSENCE Laboratory Categorizations v1
The NSSP team has been working with subject experts at CDC to sort laboratory tests into categories. Use these categories to quickly find laboratory tests for a specific pathogen, chemical, or other area of interest.
Query Available to Help Identify Emergency Department Visits after Vaccination
State and local partners NSSP have expressed interest in exploring the use of emergency department (ED) data to monitor safety.
Developing a Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Syndrome for State Health Departments
In July 2020, the SD Subcommittee focused on health topics that affect children, including COVID infection-associated shutdowns, children being out of school, and families under increased stress.
Interstate Sharing of Opioid Data
During the June 2020 NSSP CoP monthly call, “Interstate Data-Sharing in the BioSense Platform,” Zach Faigen (NC) and Mike Dolan Fliss (NC) described their project for sharing opioid data from emergency department (ED) visits with neighboring states. Their motivation stemmed from the 2019 NSSP Regional Data Sharing Workshop Series in which attendees discussed the feasibility of, challenges to, and goals for sharing data across public health jurisdictions.
Epidemiologists Use NSSP–ESSENCE Dashboard to Supplement Case-Finding for COVID-19
CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (nCoV) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
NSSP and NCIRD Assess ILINet Collaboration
States routinely use syndromic surveillance to monitor influenza-like illness (ILI) and detect novel influenza virus activity.
Lung Injury Response, NSSP Develops Queries to Support
In mid-August 2019, NSSP staff began working with members of the NSSP CoP and develop queries that could support CDC’s ongoing multistate lung injury response.