Electronic Systems

ESSENCE: Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics

Syndromic surveillance using ESSENCE is useful in quickly assessing public health threats and ensuring timely recognition of suspected or confirmed medical events. Such surveillance activities support the evaluation, planning, and implementation of public health practice, disease prevention, and emergency response (BUMEDINST 6220.12C).

For more information about surveillance policy and guidance, visit our Medical Surveillance and Medical Event Reporting page

Log in to ESSENCE (Account holders only)

User Guides and Training

The Disease Surveillance monthly training for May 2015 was "Making the Most of ESSENCE." Click here to view the archived session. The presentation slides are also available here .

NMCPHC has produced a guide for obtaining an ESSENCE account:

NMCPHC also develops supplemental ESSENCE user guidance to assist Navy users with navigating the ESSENCE program and making data decisions.