HEPSA – health emergency preparedness self-assessment tool

Tool

ECDC launched the HEPSA (Health Emergency Preparedness Self-Assessment) tool, in order to support countries in improving their level of public health emergency preparedness. The tool is worksheet-based and is targeted at professionals in public health organisations responsible for emergency planning and event management. It consists of seven domains that define the process of public health emergency preparedness and response: 1) Pre-event preparations and governance; 2) Resources: Trained workforce; 3) Support capacity: Surveillance; 4) Support capacity: Risk assessment; 5) Event response management; 6) Post-event review; 7) Implementation of lessons learned.

This tool is complemented by a user guide (available under 'Related publications') and an evaluation form.

The tool is now available in all EU/EEA languages.

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ECDC’s HEPSA preparedness self-assessment tool is now available in all EU/EEA languages

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The HEPSA (Health Emergency Preparedness Self-Assessment) tool that ECDC launched in 2018 in English is now available in all EU/EEA languages. This tool aims at supporting countries in improving their level of public health emergency preparedness.

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ECDC’s HEPSA preparedness self-assessment tool is now available in all EU/EEA languages

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Switzerland

Jan 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

The 2018 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: shaping the health of nations for centuries to come

Dec 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Development of a public health emergency preparedness competency model for European Union countries

Dec 2018

Publication

Best practice recommendations for conducting after-action reviews to enhance public health preparedness

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