User Groups for Information Systems

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What are User Groups (UGs)?

User groups (UGs) for information systems are designed to help state, territorial, and local health departments:

  • Become proficient in the use of these IT platforms
  • Share best practices and technical assistance
  • Seek solutions to system problems
  • Identify opportunities to share resources and costs
  • Help new system implementers overcome extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) problems

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and CDC co-sponsor several STD Surveillance UGs for STD data.

What STD Surveillance UGs exist?

STD Surveillance UGs exist for PRISM, MAVEN, or NEDSS Base System (NBS) Software.

How can I join an STD Surveillance UG?

To join an STD Surveillance UG, contact:

Robin Hennessy (btj2@cdc) or Charlie Rabins (crabins@ncsddc.org). In your email, please include:

  • Your name
  • Your role
  • Your Jurisdiction
  • Preferred contact email
  • Phone number
  • Which UG you would like to join (PRISM, MAVEN, or NBS)

Are there meetings for STD Surveillance UGs?

Yes, there are meetings for UGs. Meetings are typically held twice a year.

Are training webinars held for STD Surveillance UGs?

Informatics webinars are hosted on a semi-annual basis for UG members. Webinar topics include items such as cloud-based computing and software as a service (SaaS).

If interested in information on the informatics webinars, contact: Robin Hennessy (btj2@cdc) or Charlie Rabins (crabins@ncsddc.org). In your email, please include:

  • Your name
  • Your role
  • Your Jurisdiction
  • Preferred contact email
  • Phone number
  • UG to join: Informatics Webinar
Find Upcoming UG Webinars

For recordings of past webinars, visit NCSD’s webinar archive.