Public Health Capacity and Communication
With broad expertise, the work of the unit aims at strengthening European capacities, knowledge and cooperation in communicable diseases prevention and control, in a way that is complementary to the other activities of the Centre.
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.
Joint ECDC/EUPHA meeting on health communication for innovation in the EU: a focus on communicable diseases
Acute respiratory pandemics: how to plan for and manage
This practical course will cover outbreak investigation, pandemic planning, recent developments in respiratory pathogen biology and therapy, and will focus around two practical scenarios in which participants will gain experience in managing an acute epidemic. Research during an epidemic and ethical aspects will also be covered.
Expert meeting on the use of evidence in decision making during health crisis
ECDC is organising an expert consultation meeting in Stockholm in order to contribute to a better understanding by public health experts of the mechanisms through which scientific evidence feeds into decision-making processes during emergencies.
Public health networks
The National Focal Points (NFP) and Operational Contacts Points (OCP) for the below public health functions constitute the ECDC Public Health Networks.