Missed the NSSP CoPCall on Tuesday, June 18th, from 3 - 4:30 pm ET?You can find all of the past meeting recordingsand meeting materialson the NSSP CoP home page. The CDC NSSP Team will provide essential support to the NSSP CoP committees and workgroups starting July 1, 2019.Keep an eye out for an email with additional information about the next NSSP CoP Call on July 16th from 3 - 4:30pm.
June 18, 2019 Call Summary
ISDS Closing Announcement
Shandy Dearth, Executive Director of ISDS, provided an overview of the announcement regarding the closure of ISDS that was sent out on May 13, 2019.Facing decreasing reserve funds, the ISDS Board of Directors has recommended that ISDS end its operations and create a plan to use the remaining reserve funds to help other organizations carry forward the ISDS mission. View the full announcement here. The final day of operations for ISDS will be June 30, 2019.
NSSP CoP Transition Update
Michael Coletta (CDC) provided an overview of the letter that was sent out to NSSP CoP Members on May 10, 2019. Facilitation of the National Syndromic Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP CoP) will transition from the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) to the CDC when the cooperative agreement between CDC and ISDS ends on June 30, 2019. It will be replaced by a new partner cooperative agreement being competed through CDC'sCenter for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support National Partnership (CSTLTS) cooperative agreement. To bridge the period between the two cooperative agreements, CDC will provide essential support to the NSSP CoP committees and workgroups (described in the FAQs). For more information about the NSSP CoP Transition, view the full letter here.
Topic of the Month - Heat-related Illness Surveillance
Panel Discussion: Dametreea Carr, Vjollca Berisha,Aaron Gettelparticipated in a panel discussion about using syndromic surveillance data during the heat season to monitor heat-related illness. The panel addressed questions on:
key surveillance activities around heat illness monitoring
reporting and data visualizations
actions taken in previous heat seasons based on syndromic surveillance
Charles Konrad, the Director of the Southeast Regional Climate Center, shared theHeat-Health Vulnerability Tool, which is a web-based tool that predicts the daily number of emergency department visits for heat-related illness across North Carolina. The tool is being developed in partnership with the NC Division of Public Health and the NC DETECTTeam.
Keep an eye out for an email with additional information about the next NSSP CoP Call on July 16th from 3 - 4:30pm.