Washington State ESSENCE Trainings

Washington State (WA) has developed and recorded three ESSENCE trainings for their staff. These include trainings for basic, intermediate, and advanced ESSENCE skills.

WA ESSENCE Trainings

October 22, 2021

Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE): Overview, Components, and Public Health Applications

Background: The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE) is a secure web-based tool that enables health care practitioners to monitor health indicators of public health importance for the detection and tracking of disease outbreaks, consequences of severe weather, and other events of concern.

July 01, 2021

NSSP ESSENCE User Group

2021 Meetings:

September 2021 - Recording 

August 2021 - Recording 

July 2021 - Recording

January 14, 2021

NSSP + NAPHSIS Mortality Pilot Project Presentation

On April 29, 2021, CSTE, NSSP,  and the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) provided an overview of an ongoing pilot project to improve data collection and reporting mortality data through the State and Territorial Exchange of Vital Events (STEVE) to ESSENCE.

May 06, 2021

2020 Syndromic Surveillance Symposium

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), virtually convened the 2020 Syndromic Surveillance Symposium from November 17-19, 2020. The event was held during the following dates and times:

March 30, 2021

AMC and ESSENCE Orientation - NSSP New Site Onboarding Window (Fall 2020) Webinar #3

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) Team hosted the 3rd webinar of its Fall 2020 New Site Onboarding Window on November 16, 2020. The webinar orients viewers to the Access & Management Center (AMC), AMC Data Access Rules, and ESSENCE.

View the recording of the webinar here.

February 10, 2021

Syndromic Surveillance Training Resources

The Syndromic Surveillance Training Resources document compiles resources and training that public health practitioners can utilize when learning about syndromic surveillance practice. See the document outline below.

August 21, 2020

ESSENCE Q&A v6.0

The NSSP Community of Practice hosted its 6th ESSENCE Q&A session on Monday, July 20, 2020. During the call, Aaron Kite-Powell (CDC) and Wayne Loschen (JHU-APL) provided NSSP-ESSENCE updates and answered the community's questions on ESSENCE functions and features.

View the webinar recording here or via the embedded video above.

July 21, 2020

ESSENCE Q & A v5.0

Held on June 19, 2019.

During this 90-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provided updates on the NSSP ESSENCE platform and answered the community's questions on ESSENCE functions and features.

June 20, 2019

ESSENCE Q & A v4.0

Held on March 14, 2019.

During this 90-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provided updates on the NSSP ESSENCE platform and answered the community's questions on ESSENCE functions and features.

March 21, 2019

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