The Newest Data Source on the Block: Routing Mortality Data to NSSP

Learn about how our team helps jurisdictions route mortality data to NSSP.

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This roundtable will provide the opportunity to discuss the different options jurisdictions use to route mortality data to NSSP. As a result, insights will come from this interactive experience allowing NSSP to develop a ‘best practices’ document for sites to route mortality data to its platform.

From 2020 to 2021, The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) completed a pilot to test and refine mortality data transmission, processing, and data governance standards. The activities of the pilot were critical to defining requirements necessary for transitioning mortality data from NSSP’s staging environment to its live or production environment. At the conclusion of the pilot project, NSSP successfully added six jurisdictions to its live NSSP–ESSENCE platform therefore allowing surveillance activities ONLY for these sites.  

Moving forward, NSSP plans to continue to engage with its local and state partners as well as its frequent collaborators at the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) to streamline dataflow from jurisdictions/sites to NSSP. To better understand the plight for interested jurisdictions to route mortality data to NSSP, we propose an interactive and collaborative discussion around this important topic.

 Key Objectives:

  • Describe data routing activities and experiences for jurisdictional partners
  • Share and understand unique partner experiences with mortality data routing mechanisms  
  • Develop a document for best practices on routing mortality data to NSSP

Authors: Edward Lockhart (CDC), Krystal Collier (CDC), Caprice Edwards (NAPHSIS), Kirk Bol (Colorado-NCR), Richard Raines (Alaska)