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The NSSP Community of Practice


The National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP) membership includes CDC-funded grant recipients, non-funded states and jurisdictions that contribute data to the BioSense Platform, public health practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems, CDC programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and academic institutions to advance the science and practice of syndromic surveillance. While BioSense addresses SyS technology, the NSSP CoP is the social framework for public health workers on the front lines of public health surveillance and emergency preparedness.


Why Participate?

The NSSP CoP is a way to engage with peers—whether by asking or answering questions posed on forums, attending webinars and training events, or sharing ideas and success stories. Participation in the NSSP CoP will help practitioners stay abreast of advances in the science and practice of syndromic surveillance. The NSSP CoP facilitates learning, knowledge sharing, and problem solving among practitioners who want to integrate syndromic surveillance more fully into daily practice and use its inherent early-warning capabilities to complement ongoing public health surveillance.


The NSSP CoP provides numerous benefits:

  • access to experts across the nation—including CDC and syndromic surveillance grantees, partners, and stakeholders;
  • increased capacity to conduct syndromic surveillance through enhanced coordination across jurisdictions and organizations;
  • versatile forums for solving problems and sharing solutions;
  • established mechanism for receiving technical assistance;
  • more efficient use of resources through collaborative efforts;
  • peer-to-peer mentoring;
  • access to a curated repository of syndromic surveillance tools and resources;
  • shared success stories and lessons learned;
  • and a shared professional identity.


To learn more about the NSSP CoP click on the Pages link above. If you are interested in participating and engaging with CoP members on calls, committees, workgroups, and other collaborative projects, sign into your account and click "Join Group".


Upcoming Events
NSSP Community of Practice Call
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
R Group for Biosurveillance Meeting
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
2018 Annual Conference and One Health Symposium
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Syndrome Definition Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Data Quality Committee Monthly Meeting
Friday, February 9, 2018

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wrote on the Community Groups: NSSP Community of Practice wall: Have you registered for the Virtual Speed Networking event this Thursday from 11am -12:30pm ET hosted by the Analytic Solutions Committee? What are you waiting for? Use this link to register and join us for this incredible opportunity.
Posted Monday, January 8, 2018
Sandra Gonzalez joined the group Community Groups: Surveillance Community of Practice.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017
Ben DeJesus joined the group Community Groups: Surveillance Community of Practice.
Posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017
wrote on the Community Groups: Surveillance Community of Practice wall: SAVE THE DATE! We are working on a flyer but just a quick heads up that the Analytic Solutions Committee (ASC) is finalizing details for the Virtual Speed Networking Event in January!!! It'll be sort of like Speed Dating only for public health practitioners who have analytic problems looking for solutions and developers who might have methods that could solve analytic problems for public health We will have 10 presenters who will each have 5 minutes to present their topic -- 5 public health practitioners looking for help and 5 developers who have techniques they want to highlight. We will follow up with discussion and Q and A. Date: January 11, 2018 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Registration and other details coming soon! In the meantime, mark your calendars and if you have a problem or are a developer who would like to make a presentation, please reach out to Howard Burkom, Ian Painter, Krystal Collier, or me. For more information about, or to join, ASC, please visit our Group page on this site. Thanks everyone!
Posted Thursday, December 7, 2017
wrote on the Community Groups: Surveillance Community of Practice wall: Between Nov. 13th and 18th, Kansas Syndromic Surveillance data experienced approximately 6,000 erroneous visits that greatly affected data counts and ongoing analysis in the state. These extra unique patient visits seemed to all be from facilities using Cerner's HealthSentry product. Furthermore, all of these visits were from messages received November 17th and 18th. Cerner HealthSentry has released an email stating: "In order to ensure all correct data is transmitted, Cerner resources are engaged in reprocessing all affected data during the above mentioned time window. We are reaching out to confirm your jurisdiction is willing and able to receive the corrected data. Action: Please contact your Engagement Owner or myself directly to confirm you do want to receive this data. Please provide notification by Tuesday November 28th 5:00PM CST. At that time, jurisdictions that have not responded will be sent corrected data in the following days." I am posting this as an FYI to the potentially wild data fluctuations you might be experiencing and as a reminder since the Tuesday November 28th deadline has a holiday weekend right before it. I'm also not sure how widespread Cerner HealthSentry. Hopefully anyone else experiencing these issues received the same email from Cerner. Happy Thanksgiving! Zach
Posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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