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Background: The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE) is a secure web-based tool that enables health care practitioners to monitor health indicators of public health importance for the detection and tracking of disease outbreaks,... Read more

Content type: Journal Article

On April 29, 2021, CSTE, NSSP,  and the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) provided an overview of an ongoing pilot project to improve data collection and reporting mortality data through the State and Territorial Exchange of Vital Events (STEVE)... Read more

Content type: Meeting Recordings & Notes

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... Read more

Content type: Report

In this RMarkdown document, we will provide an overview of the ESSENCE APIs and how to access them through RStudio. We will begin with a very brief explanation of application programming interfaces (APIs), then list what APIs are available in ESSENCE, and finally expose you to basic examples of... Read more

Content type: Training

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 ... Read more

Content type: Webinar

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... Read more

Content type: Webinar

 

2021 Race and Ethnicity Data Quality Improvement Workgroup Calls 

September 2021 - Recording

August 2021 - Recording 

July 2021 - No call this month

June 2021 - No call this month 

May 2021 - Recording

April 2021 - Recording 

March 2021... Read more

Content type: Meeting Recordings & Notes

2021 Meetings:

September 2021 - Recording 

August 2021 - Recording 

July 2021 - Recording

June 2021 - Recording, (Additional Resource: Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE): Overview, Components, and Public... Read more

Content type: Meeting Recordings & Notes

 

2021 Meetings  (Note: group meets bi-monthly)

October 2021 (Topic: Text analytics on large data with the quanteda library) - Recording 

August 2021 (Topic: Text mining basics) - Recording 

June 2021 (Topic: Using RMarkdown to generate HTML and PDF Reports) -... Read more

Content type: Meeting Recordings & Notes

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: 

Introduction to BioSense Platform Onboarding... Read more
Content type: Webinar

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