ECDC tool for the prioritisation of infectious disease threats
This qualitative tool, implemented as an Excel workbook, ranks infectious disease threats in a transparent, comparable and methodologically reproducible manner.
Utilising social media for HIV/STI prevention programmes among young people
A handbook for public health programme managers working on STI/HIV prevention programmes for young people aged 15–24 years in EU/EEA countries.
Communication strategies for the prevention of HIV, STI and hepatitis among MSM in Europe
This document provides guidance for developing innovative and effective communication strategies to promote a culture of lower risk behaviour in the MSM community in the European Union and European Economic Area.
Social media strategy development – A guide to using social media for public health communication
This guide provides public health organisations and practitioners with a practical approach to strengthening the integration of social media into their overall communication activities.
Let’s talk about hesitancy: enhancing confidence in vaccination and uptake
This guide provides practical evidence-based and peer-reviewed advice for public health programme managers and communicators involved with immunisation services. It identifies ways to enhance people’s confidence in vaccination and addresses common issues which underlie vaccination hesitancy.
Translation is not enough: cultural adaptation of health communication materials
This guide introduces a five-step, stakeholder-based approach to adapting health communication materials. It describes how countries can take any health communication material and create adapted products which reflect national or local realities, needs and assets without losing the scientific correctness, core concepts and messages of the original version.
European surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units: HAI-Net ICU protocol, version 1.02
The main objective of this protocol is to ensure the standardised collection and reporting of data on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) across Europe which contribute to the EU surveillance of HAIs.
Social marketing guide for public health programme managers and practitioners
The ECDC Social Marketing guide provides public health programme managers and practitioners with a summary of social marketing concepts and approaches.
Communication toolkit on antibiotic use: How to promote prudent antibiotic use with focus on self-medication with antibiotics
The toolkit contains template materials and some suggested key messages focusing on self-medication with antibiotics, ideas for awareness raising activities, and suggested tactics for getting the messages across to the general public regarding prudent use of antibiotics, especially to people self-medicating with antibiotics.
Communication toolkit on antibiotic use: How to use social media to promote prudent antibiotic use
This guidance document is based on research of social media activity related to antibiotic use at EU level, as well as on a survey of the social media activities of EAAD partner organisations, mostly EU umbrella organisations of patients and health professionals. Following the research and the survey, we have proposed social media activities that could be undertaken as part of national prudent antibiotic use campaigns. The proposed activities are presented in three sections that are targeting the general public, primary care prescribers and hospital prescribers.