HEPSA – health emergency preparedness self-assessment tool

Tool

ECDC launched the HEPSA (Health Emergency Preparedness Self-Assessment) tool, in order to support countries in improving their level of public health emergency preparedness. The tool is worksheet-based and is targeted at professionals in public health organisations responsible for emergency planning and event management. It consists of seven domains that define the process of public health emergency preparedness and response: 1) Pre-event preparations and governance; 2) Resources: Trained workforce; 3) Support capacity: Surveillance; 4) Support capacity: Risk assessment; 5) Event response management; 6) Post-event review; 7) Implementation of lessons learned.

This tool is complemented by a user guide (available under 'Related publications') and an evaluation form.

The tool is now available in all EU/EEA languages.

Related publications

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News

ECDC’s HEPSA preparedness self-assessment tool is now available in all EU/EEA languages

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The HEPSA (Health Emergency Preparedness Self-Assessment) tool that ECDC launched in 2018 in English is now available in all EU/EEA languages. This tool aims at supporting countries in improving their level of public health emergency preparedness.

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Stress test on logistical aspects of COVID-19 vaccination deployment plans for the Western Balkans: final report

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One-day in-action review (IAR) protocol in the context of COVID-19

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Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings - sixth update

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The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises

Jan 2021

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EU and AU sign partnership to scale up preparedness for health emergencies

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