Wildfire and Smoke Syndromic Surveillance: An Implementation Guide for Public Heath Practice

Wildfires are an integral part of many ecosystems; however, in recent years, human behavior and climate change have resulted in wildfire seasons that are longer, more destructive, and more costly. During wildfire events, public health responses most often focus on the health effects of wildfire smoke-related air pollution (i.e., exposure to fine particulate matter [PM2.5]), including exacerbations of respiratory and cardiovascular disease.

March 16, 2022

2021 Mortality Pilot Project Final Webinar

In 2021, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and CDC’s NSSP partnered with the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) and Ruvos on a project to route mortality data through the State and Territorial Exchange of Vital Events (STEVE) into NSSP ESSENCE.

January 04, 2022

2021 Syndromic Surveillance Symposium

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), virtually convened the 2021 Syndromic Surveillance Symposium from November 16-18, 2021. The event was held during the following dates and times:

December 15, 2021

2020 Syndromic Surveillance Symposium

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), virtually convened the 2020 Syndromic Surveillance Symposium from November 17-19, 2020. The event was held during the following dates and times:

March 30, 2021

AMC and ESSENCE Orientation - NSSP New Site Onboarding Window (Fall 2020) Webinar #3

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) Team hosted the 3rd webinar of its Fall 2020 New Site Onboarding Window on November 16, 2020. The webinar orients viewers to the Access & Management Center (AMC), AMC Data Access Rules, and ESSENCE.

View the recording of the webinar here.

February 10, 2021

Improving the Quality of Completeness and Electronic Health Record Data Used in Syndromic Surveillance Final Report

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiology (CSTE), in collaboration with Thought Bridge, LLC, recently developed the Improving the Quality of Completeness and Electronic Health Record Data Used in Syndromic Surveillance Final Report which aimed to identify data quality issues and develop short- (6 months or less) and long-term (>6 months) recommendations. 

October 08, 2020

Kick Off - NSSP New Site Onboarding Window (Fall 2020) Webinar #1

The NSSP Team hosted a New Site Onboarding webinar on October 6, 2020 to welcome new sites to the BioSense Platform and share necessary information pertaining to the onboarding process. The webinar included presentations on the following: 

October 20, 2020

Data Flow and Data Quality - NSSP New Site Onboarding Window (Fall 2020) Webinar #2

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) Team hosted the 2nd webinar of its Fall 2020 New Site Onboarding Window on October 27, 2020. The webinar focuses on data ingestion into the NSSP BioSense Platform and data quality checks and reports.

View the recording of the webinar here.

February 10, 2021

September 2020 AMC Site Administrator Update

The NSSP Team demonstrated new features of the Access and Management Ceter (AMC) tool on Monday, September 14, 2020. This webinar included demonstrations of the following features:

October 08, 2020

2019 NSSP Data Sharing Workshop Series and National Capstone Reports

 

NSSP Data Sharing Workshop Series 

September 23, 2020

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