Community of Practice

What to know

  • The NSSP Community of Practice (CoP) unites more than 1,300 public health professionals nationwide.
  • CoP members share tools and expertise to investigate and fight disease spread.
  • Our vision is to help foster one connected community.
  • We empower public health professionals to engage robustly with health care, communicate meaningfully with the public, and improve health equity.
Group of professionals

A resource for all public health professionals

All public health professionals are encouraged to engage with the long-established NSSP Community of Practice, and those new to syndromic surveillance are invited to join. This group is committed to advancing syndromic surveillance practice by leveraging the expertise and resources of members to strengthen public health surveillance capabilities nationwide.

The NSSP CoP comes together virtually to share information, build knowledge, and solve problems. Fostering this group is an investment in building expertise to support the health of our communities.

NSSP CoP quick link‎

We encourage all public health professionals to strengthen their practice and grow expertise through the NSSP CoP.

Members range from epidemiologists conducting analyses for the first time to experts in public health surveillance. The CoP includes public health jurisdictions that contribute data to the NSSP BioSense Platform and practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems—along with CDC programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, health care professionals, and academic institutions.

Reasons to join

Benefits of joining the NSSP CoP include:

  • Monthly webinars featuring syndromic surveillance experts from across the nation sharing real-world, current experiences
  • Opportunities for networking, professional growth, and career expansion
  • Access to a network of syndromic surveillance experts, including leaders in analytics, surveillance, informatics, data visualization, and more
  • Workgroup participation to advance science and establish standards nationwide
  • Opportunities to build partnerships, foster collaborations, and share lessons learned with other public health jurisdictions and organizations
  • Engaging with others quickly and easily through Slack® Workspace, a communication tool

Learn more about how to get involved with the NSSP CoP.

Knowledge Repository

The NSSP CoP Knowledge Repository offers access to more than 2,000 surveillance resources. Offerings includes meeting recordings, a syndrome library, guidance documents, and featured content.

How it's funded

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists partners with NSSP to cultivate, facilitate, and maintain the NSSP Community of Practice in accordance with cooperative agreement #6NU38OT000297-02-01: Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation's Health.