Roseanne English(CDC) provided an update on the NSSP pilot between the Department of Defense and the Virginia Department of Health and made the announcement that SAS Studio is ready to be deployed on the BioSense Platform. A webinar reviewing this new feature will be hosted on December 4, 2018 from 3-4:30pm Eastern.
Finally, the NSSP Team is currently working on a process to batch upload new facilities to the Master Facility Table (release planned for January 2019) and is looking for 6-10 community volunteers to help to define requirements for a proposed Data Quality Dashboard within the Platform.
ISDS provided an demonstration of how to identify webinars & calls via theCommunity Calendaras well as how to export those events to your Outlook Calendar. You can find the recording of this overview and the answer to other questions on theFrequently Asked Questions page.Look for theGreenVideo Icon!
Topics of the month:
2018 NSSP CoP Member Satisfaction Assessment Results
Emilie Lamb(ISDS) presented Part 1 of the results from the 2018 NSSP CoP Member Satisfaction Assessment that was administered in May 2018.
Washington Use of Syndromic Surveillance Data for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance
Kali Turner(Washington) shared the results of an assessment of the differences between the populations visiting Emergency Department verses Primary Care locations for treatment ofChlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis infections.
Washington was particularly interested in STD infections during pregnancy, especially in adolescents. The analysis showed that Chlamydia infections were being identified later in pregnancy suggesting either re-infections or possibly missed screenings.
Finally, with this new data, state and local partners are working to build dashboards to visualize the data and to help to tailor outreach efforts for these populations.