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Getting Started on the Community Forums 0 E. Lamb Welcome to the Community Forums! First, we would like to thank you for playing a critical role in the growth and vitality of our online community. We hope that you enjoy what the Community Forums have to offer and that you are an active member of what continues to be a vibrant, informative, and supportive aspect of our community. Communication and interaction are fundamental to the success of any community and the aim of the Community Forums is to bring members closer together to share comments, questions, and ideas for improving public health surveillance across a wide range of domains.   Getting Started:  You must be signed into an account on www.healthsurveillance.org to post to a forum. If you do not have an account, please click here to register (Note: ISDS membership is not required). 1.     How to create a new topic/thread in an existing forum – to post a new topic/thread to a forum, click on the forum name and click on "New Topic" in the middle of the grey menu bar. Click here for a short video demonstration. 2.     How to reply to a topic/thread on an existing forum– click on the topic name within a forum and click on “Reply” in the middle of the grey menu bar. 3.     How to subscribe to forum/thread updates to be notified when someone posts to a forum or thread – Click here for a short video demonstration a.     To subscribe to Forum updates, click on the forum name and then click “Forum Actions” in the grey menu bar. Select “Subscribe to Instant Updates” from the dropdown menu.  b.    To subscribe to Topic/Thread Updates, click on the title of thread/topic and click on “Thread Actions” in the grey menu bar. Select “Subscribe to Instant Updates” from the dropdown menu. For additional help, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on Forums and Blogs.   Community Guidelines: • Be courteous. Please display a positive, friendly attitude and be respectful of other's opinions. The Community Forums are a professional community; comments that are disrespectful to others or otherwise violate what we believe are appropriate standards for professional and civil discussion may be deleted. • Give back. Each time you find help or answers on the forums, please try to help someone else out in return by responding to another’s post. Each and every member of our community has something to contribute. • Be patient.This is a peer support community where our members often have multiple responsibilities, so it may take a little time for people to notice and respond to your request.
by E. Lamb
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Mental Health Case Definitions / Queries 5 A. Ising Good mental health indicates a better ability to fulfill a number of key functions and activities, including: the ability to learn, the ability to feel, express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions. If anybody is not showing this ability in a proper way then he needs an expert advice as living with the mental health is not easy. One can take the health insurance plans which help in covering the medical expenses. My neighbor also enrolled for the Mutual of Omaha health insurance at The Health Exchange Agency company.
by G. Caulkins
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Forum Friday 9/21/18 - Suicide Surveillance 8 E. Lamb My team is working on developing a self-harm and suicide-related syndrome definition, written in SAS code, for our surveillance system. I was wondering if any other jurisdictions have been working on converting the ISDS self-harm and suicide-related syndrome definition to SAS code? Thanks, Sarah
by S. Kimball
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Electric Scooter Query 3 B. Yarnell Hi everyone, It looks like the CDC is looking at dockless scooter accidents in Austin Texas. It would be interested to hear how they used syndromic surveillance to look at the injuries. Article: https://www.texasmonthly.com/article/cdc-study-electric-scooters-austin/PowerPoint by Austin, TX: http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=311739
by B. Yarnell
Friday, December 14, 2018
Forum Friday 10/19/18 - Collaborations with Injury Surveillance? 4 E. Lamb I think identifying champions within your organization is a great place to start too. One resource I have learned from Amanda's presentation was the CDC Rape Prevention and Education map: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/rpe/states.html.  You can find her reference mentioned in the slide deck from the October NSSP CoP call.  It also helped knowing I could follow up with a speaker after the call to learn more about the resources shared in presentation where I was reminded of how to find this map.  I think this would have been a good place for us to start if we knew about this resource a few weeks ago.  Thanks Amanda for sharing! 
by K. Collier
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Forum Friday 10/19/18 - Sexual Violence Resources 0 E. Lamb Are there any key resources (i.e. background trends, etc.) that can be shared, about sexual violence surveillance, that can help with the justification of using syndromic surveillance resources to help with prevention efforts?
by E. Lamb
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Coagulopathy Cluster Syndrome Definitions 8 M. Patel I'm curious if anyone has explored using procedure codes for this. I'm was wondering if INR testing might be something that shows up. We have a set of facilities that send this information, but since it's not currently queryable within ESSENCE, I haven't used it yet.
by N. Close
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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