Public health authorities including those employed at DHSS or local public health agencies may access Missouri ESSENCE in order to conduct early event detection and situational awareness in their jurisdictions or to participate in investigations of suspicious clusters detected.

For additional information on Missouri ESSENCE, including its benefits:
Q&As for Local Public Health Agencies (Updated July 2009)

Review Policies and Procedures before registering for Missouri ESSENCE access:
Missouri ESSENCE Policies and Procedures

Instructions on using ASAP to register for Missouri ESSENCE access:
LPHA (or other health authority) ASAP Instructions

A self-study training guide for all new or existing Missouri ESSENCE users:
Missouri ESSENCE User Guide - Coming Soon

Contact information for senior epidemiologists and their teams in your region:
Senior Epi Region Map

For more information or additional questions, see the contact information to the right of the page.