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NSSP CoP Call Summary, March 19, 2018, 3 - 4:30 PM ET

Friday, March 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emilie Lamb
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Missed the NSSP CoP Call on Tuesday, March 19, from 3 - 4:30 pm ET? You can find all of the past meeting recordings and meeting materials on the NSSP CoP home page. You can register for the 2019 NSSP CoP call series here
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March 19, 2019 Call Summary 

Website Insights: Submitting Syndromes and Stories
  • The Syndrome Definition Library is a critical resources for anyone who is getting started with developing syndromic surveillance syndromes and would like to see examples of those already in use across the nation. Additionally, if you would like to share your syndrome definitions, no matter their stage of development, to get feedback from your peers, you can submit a syndrome to be published in the library here.
  • Do you have a story of accomplishment (e.g., a successful collaboration, new partners in surveillance, or other positive event or activity) to share? Please consider sharing your story with the community, through the Stories of Surveillance in Action Library, so others can benefit from your experiences. Two new stories have just been added!
  • You can find the answers to many website-related questions on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Look for theGreenVideo Icon for video demonstrations of many features!

NSSP Update

  • Michael Coletta (CDC) provided an update on upcoming AMC updates that will be released in April. Many of these updates can be found in the recent  NSSP Update monthly newsletter.

Topic of the Month - Spring Health Hazards
  • Emily Prezzato, CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking Section, and Arie Manangan,  CDC Climate and Health Team, shared an overview of the research initiative currently underway to assess the health impacts of pollen. This project includes partnering with the National Allergy Bureau to develop a near real-time system for tracking of pollen data into the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network's Data Explorer Tool.
  • Sandra Gonzales, Nebraska, shared information about an analysis of the effects of asthma exacerbation triggers (like outdoor air pollution, respiratory allergens, respiratory illnesses, and air temperatures) on emergency department visits. Using a Modified Asthma CCDD category, the analysis overlays identified Asthma visits with ILI Visits and minimum outdoor temperatures. Air Quality Data is being provided by the EPA.
  • Wayne Loschen provided a live demonstration of how to access and use the Air Quality and Weather data provided in ESSENCE. He also shared links to where to access more information about the data from the National Weather Service and Airnow.gov.

Next NSSP CoP call

April 16, 2019 3 - 4:30 pm ET
Topic: Drownings & Submersion Events

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