The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) promotes the use of high quality syndromic surveillance data for improved nation-wide all-hazard situational awareness for public health decision-making and enhanced responses to hazardous events, and outbreaks.
Applications are currently being accepted to assist state and local public health authorities to implement syndromic surveillance to enhance situation awareness and detect and characterize disease outbreaks or other hazardous events or conditions of public health concern.
In addition, this program provides support to state and local health authorities to advance the Meaningful Use of syndromic surveillance data from electronic health records (EHR).
Activities that will be supported to enhance syndromic surveillance capacity and practice include:
- Improving the overall representativeness of syndromic surveillance data by recruiting hospital or other sources of emergency department/urgent care or inpatient data
- Improving the quality, timeliness, utility, and sharing of these data
- Increasing collaboration among state and local jurisdictions through a Community of Practice
The program expects to make 25 awards, with an estimated total funding for the program set at $28,000,000.
Further details are available via Funding Opportunity: CDC-RFA-OE15-1502. The application deadline is Apr 20, 2015.