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.
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 organise 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’ takes place during the 7th and 8th September in Stockholm and convenes over 60 public health experts from Asian and EU/EEA countries.
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.
Measles and rubella elimination: communicating the importance of vaccination
The goal of this project is to support EU Member States in their fight against measles and rubella. This report should enable Member States to engage in effective, evidence-based risk communication.
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.
Understanding the behavioural aspects and the role of health communication in mitigating the impact of seasonal influenza
Researchers, experts on communication and public health experts exchanged experiences and recent evidence-based research regarding the main behavioural aspects of population’s response to preventive measures regarding influenza. Discussion concentrated on health communication strategies that could be undertaken to increase uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination and so mitigate the impacts of influenza in Europe.
The 3rd European Public Health Conference
During the conference the Communication and Country Cooperation Unit, through its Knowledge and Resource Centre on health communication and the Country Cooperation team will organise a workshop that aims at discussing issues associated with country support and capacity building.