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 organised 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’ took place 7-8 September in Stockholm and convened over 60 public health experts from Asian and EU/EEA countries.
A literature review of trust and reputation management in communicable disease public health
For public health organisations involved in communicable disease control, trust and reputation management is vital. In the event of a disease outbreak these organisations need to be seen as a credible source and must communicate messages to calm public fears. Yet to date there has been little focus on this issue within health communication.
While risk communication is ongoing, crisis communication is a reactive communication effort in the face of an unforeseen event.
Risk communication as a core public health competence in infectious disease management: Development of the ECDC training curriculum and programme
Dickmann, P., Abraham, T., Sarkar, S., Wysocki, P., Cecconi, S., Apfel, F., Nurm, Ü.
Communication on immunisation
Traditional interventions are no longer seen as enough to effectively prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases. Research shows that properly designed behaviour-based health communication activities can have a significant positive impact on health-related attitudes, beliefs and behaviours.
A literature review on effective risk communication for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in Europe
This review brings together the current body of literature on risk communication (focused on communicable diseases) in a concise reference document which can be used to inform the development of evidence-based risk communication strategies and approaches.
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.