Amy Ising, NCDETECT, requested feedback from the NSSP CoP on Chronic Disease Surveillance needs through this survey.
Website Insights: Group Digest Emails
Emilie Lamb, ISDS Director of Informatics, provided an overview of how to update your preferences for receiving weekly Group Digest emails fromhealthsurveillance.organd requested feedback from call attendees on future digest emails sent by ISDS.
You can find the answers to many website-related questions on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Look for theGreen Video Icon for video demonstrations of many features!
Michael Coletta (CDC) provided an update on recent NSSP Platform Updates including the new Batch ADD functionality, upcoming security updates, and additions to the CC&DD categories. Many of these updates can be found in the recentNSSP Updatemonthly newsletter.
Topic of the Month - Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance
Hilary Wall, from Million Hearts, provided an overview of the initiative whose primary goal is to prevent 1 million or more heart attacks and strokes by 2022. The initiative is focusing on helping people to improve their health by changing their environment, optimizing care, and improving outcomes for priority populations. The National Emergency Department Sample, which is used by Million Hearts, includes Emergency Department (ED) data, in-patient data, and death data, but there is a real need for real-time data. Million Hearts is hoping to partner with Syndromic Surveillance practitioners to meet that need. If you are interested, please contact Hillary, directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
David Atrubin, FL Department of Health, presented a data project completed by fellow NSSP CoP member,Allison Culpepper, analyzing the day of the week effect of Myocardial Infarctions in ESSENCE Florida. The analysis found a trend of higher rates of MIs on Mondays. Further information about the analysis can be found here.
Anna Frick, Alaska Section of Epidemiology, shared her work on development of a Chest Pain Syndrome and requested additional assistance from anyone else working on a similar syndromehere.