Meeting report: Understanding the behavioural aspects and the role of health communication in mitigating the impact of seasonal influenza
The meeting report covers health communication strategies that could be undertaken to better promote influenza prevention measures and the healthcare professionals’ role in the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination.
Health communication strategy 2010–2013
ECDC’s strategic communication objectives are to raise awareness of issues related to communicable diseases among specific target EU audiences; and to establish ECDC’s reputation as the leading European expert authority in the field.
How the media reported the first days of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009: results of EU-wide media analysis.
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.
A literature review on health communication campaign evaluation with regard to the prevention and control of communicable diseases in Europe
This report collates and summarises the literature on communication campaign evaluation with relevance to the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
Evidence review: social marketing for the prevention and control of communicable disease
This report provides a summary of social marketing for the prevention and control of communicable disease, with particular reference to the European context.
Measles and rubella elimination: communicating the importance of vaccination
The goal of this project is to support EU Member States in their fight against measles and rubella. This report should enable Member States to engage in effective, evidence-based risk communication.
Status of health communication activities for the prevention and control of communicable diseases across the EU and EEA/EFTA countries
In order to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of how health communication activities influence the prevention and control of communicable diseases, ECDC commissioned a Research Consortium of universities to produce a report to map their current use.