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Accessing Oregon ESSENCE

How to get credentials for logging in

access keyThe first step in accessing Oregon ESSENCE is reading and signing the  Confidentiality Agreement and Policy (pdf).

Please email signed Confidentiality Agreements to

User guide

User Guides

ESSENCE User Guide (pdf) 
The complete guide for getting started.

Using Weather and Environmental Data in ESSENCE (pdf) Instructions on making overlays in ESSENCE with weather and air quality data sources.    

Using ESSENCE for Mass Gathering Surveillance (pdf)  Instructions for local ESSENCE users who are using syndromic surveillance as part of mass gathering surveillance efforts.


Seasonal Tutorials

Use ESSENCE for monitoring emergency department visits during seasonal hazards, such as influenza-related visits.

For a tutorial on how to recreate the ESSENCE charts shown in the FluBites (pdf) reports, see the myESSENCE Seasonal Query handout (pdf).