Health communication and its role in the prevention and control of communicable diseases in Europe: Current evidence, practice and future developments
The overall aim of the Translating Health Communication research project was to support the use and development of health communication activities for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in EU and EEA countries. This three-year research project consisted initially of two main strands of work: primary information gathering and synthesis of evidence. The multiple outputs from these two strands were further analysed through a SWOC (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, challenges) analysis. Subsequently the results were developed via an online expert consultation process. Finally, all key project findings were considered against a Public Health Capacity Development Framework. This final project component identifies the future strategic actions required for strengthening capacity in Europe to develop evidence-informed health communication for communicable diseases.
Utilising social media to support HIV/STI prevention: evidence to inform a handbook for public health programme managers
This report describes and analyses the social media space and the opportunities it presents for programmes to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among youth across Europe.Read more
Vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation: Core competencies
This report outlines the development of a competency framework covering key knowledge, skills and attitudes critical for the prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation.Read more
Economic evaluations of interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections – literature review
Each year around 3.2 million patients are infected with healthcare-associated infections following exposure in healthcare facilities across the European Union and a total of 37 000 of them die as a direct consequence.Read more