ECDC-ASEF workshop: Strengthening the link between emergency risk communication and preparedness planning
For the first time ECDC and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) jointly organise a capacity-building workshop to discuss the challenges of incorporating emergency risk communication in all aspects of public health emergency preparedness planning. The workshop ‘How can we be better prepared for the next global health threat - Planning and implementing emergency risk communication’ takes place during the 7th and 8th September in Stockholm and convenes over 60 public health experts from Asian and EU/EEA countries.
Understanding the behavioural aspects and the role of health communication in mitigating the impact of seasonal influenza
Researchers, experts on communication and public health experts exchanged experiences and recent evidence-based research regarding the main behavioural aspects of population’s response to preventive measures regarding influenza. Discussion concentrated on health communication strategies that could be undertaken to increase uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination and so mitigate the impacts of influenza in Europe.
The 3rd European Public Health Conference
During the conference the Communication and Country Cooperation Unit, through its Knowledge and Resource Centre on health communication and the Country Cooperation team will organise a workshop that aims at discussing issues associated with country support and capacity building.
Study suggests reframing climate change as a public health issue
Maibach EW, Nisbet M, Baldwin P, Akerlof K, Diao G; June 2010The article discusses, from a strategic communication point of view, the redefinition of the issue of climate change and explores the need to shifting visualization away from remote Arctic regions and distant peoples and animals to familiar problems like asthma, allergies and infectious diseases.
Impact of public health messages: a study with obese adults
The research explores ways in which public health messages resonate with individuals. Evidence suggests that people understand the health risks, but may disagree with the way key messages are framed, communicated and delivered. In spite of the specific focus on obesity, there are relevant lessons for communicable diseases related health communication.
The past and present threat of vector-borne diseases in deployed troops
This paper approaches the subject from a slightly different angle, namely from the threats of VBD on deployed troops moving into endemic areas. Of course, VBDs’ impact on war and vice -versa are not novel topics, but the authors have been able to bring past and recent statistics together resulting in an interesting review.