Health communication

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Traditional interventions are no longer seen as enough to effectively prevent and control major health threats such as antimicrobial resistance, measles and HIV. Research shows that properly designed behaviour-based health communication activities can have a significant positive impact on health-related attitudes, beliefs and behaviours. ECDC supports the EU and EEA countries’ efforts to integrate behaviour change and risk and crisis communication strategies in their communicable disease prevention programmes and public health campaigns. Read more on health communication