Enhancing community engagement in preparedness: Crucial for ensuring effective response
The importance of involving communities in all the phases of emergency preparedness is highlighted in the new ECDC literature review on ‘Community and institutional preparedness synergies ’.
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.
A network strategy to advance public health in Europe
Semenza, J.C., Apfel, F., Rose, T., Giesecke, J.
Epidemiology, surveillance and control of infectious diseases in the European overseas countries and territories, 2011
Jones, J., Gastellu-Etchegorry, M., Stenz, F.K., Baudon, C., Bloem, S.J., Bondonneau, M., Cohuet, S., Diggle, R., Ewing, R.W., Gerstenbluth, I., Grangeon, J.P., Kumar Alla, K., Lajoinie, G., Tromp, M., Tumahai, T., YVon J.F., Swaan, C.M., Gossner, C.M.
Molecular epidemiology of human pathogens: How to translate breakthroughs into public health practice, Stockholm, November 2011
Palm, D., Johansson, K., Ozin, A., Friedrich, A.W., Grundmann, H., Larsson, J.T., Struelens, M.J.
Toolkit for investigation of cases of avian influenza
A reference document for responding to human cases of influenza A/H5N1.
HEPSA – health emergency preparedness self-assessment tool, User guide
HEPSA is used to evaluate levels of preparedness, identify potential gaps, identify vulnerabilities, and detect areas for improvement – with the goal to strengthen overall preparedness capacities for public health emergencies. This user guide provides basic information on the self-assessment process.