Factsheet for risk groups on seasonal influenza
This factsheet provides key information on seasonal influenza and is targeting risk groups. The influenza risk groups include people who are more likely than others to develop severe disease if they should be infected, such as older adults and people with chronic medical conditions. The factsheet is a part of the ECDC "Communication guidelines on how to increase influenza vaccination uptake and promote preventive measures to limit its spread".
Communication toolkit on antibiotic use: How to promote prudent antibiotic use aimed at general public
The toolkit offers template materials and advice on how campaign organisers could engage with the general public so as to promote appropriate and responsible use of antibiotics.
Communication toolkit on antibiotic use: How to promote prudent antibiotic use aimed at primary care prescribers
The toolkit contains template materials and some suggested key messages for health professionals, ideas for awareness raising activities, and suggested tactics for getting the messages across to both primary care providers and patients regarding prudent use of antibiotics.
Communication toolkit on antibiotic use: How to promote prudent antibiotic use with focus on self-medication with antibiotics
The toolkit contains template materials and some suggested key messages focusing on self-medication with antibiotics, ideas for awareness raising activities, and suggested tactics for getting the messages across to the general public regarding prudent use of antibiotics, especially to people self-medicating with antibiotics.
Communication toolkit on antibiotic use: How to use social media to promote prudent antibiotic use
This guidance document is based on research of social media activity related to antibiotic use at EU level, as well as on a survey of the social media activities of EAAD partner organisations, mostly EU umbrella organisations of patients and health professionals. Following the research and the survey, we have proposed social media activities that could be undertaken as part of national prudent antibiotic use campaigns. The proposed activities are presented in three sections that are targeting the general public, primary care prescribers and hospital prescribers.
Communication toolkit on antibiotic use: how to promote prudent antibiotic use aimed at hospital prescribers
The primary target audience is antibiotic prescribers in hospitals. The secondary audiences are hospital managers and to a lesser extent hospital pharmacists and pharmaceutical / antibiotic stewardship committees.
Communication toolkit on immunisation: How to increase immunisation uptake
This ECDC communication toolkit aims to support EU/EEA countries in their communication initiatives to increase immunisation uptake, in particular childhood vaccination. It provides template materials that health authorities can adapt to develop their own communication initiatives, in line with national, regional or local strategies and needs.
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.
Catalogue of courses on prevention and control of communicable diseases (ASPHER)
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) have agreed to collaborate in the training of public health professionals in competencies for prevention and control of communicable diseases.