Preparedness resources for coronavirus

Preparedness planning is essential in order to respond effectively to outbreaks and epidemics. Sharing and aligning activities at European and international level in the area of public health emergency preparedness adds value to the efforts of single countries to strengthen their capacities and ensure coordinated and effective support when faced with cross-border health threats.

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Health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high-consequence infectious diseases

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Guidance on community engagement for public health events caused by communicable disease threats in the EU/EEA

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Community engagement

Community engagement has the potential to be an enabler and/or a barrier to preparedness depending on how it is handled and constructed. The synergies between institutions and communities will influence the effectiveness of engagement programmes, which comprise a plan of activities and events involving the community.