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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Publication

Community and institutional public health emergency preparedness synergies - enablers and barriers

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Community engagement and institutional collaboration in Iceland during a norovirus outbreak at an outdoor/scout centre (10–15 August 2017)

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Community engagement and institutional collaboration during outbreaks of Shiga toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in Ireland

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

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

Can economic indicators predict infectious disease spread? A cross-country panel analysis of 13 European countries

Jul 2019