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.
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.
Literature review on health information-seeking behaviour on the web: a health consumer and health professional perspective
The purpose of this literature review is to provide an overview of online health information-seeking behaviour by adults from the perspective of both the health consumer and the health professional. One of the more surprising findings of the literature review is that 80 percent of physicians reported that patients presented printed internet-sourced health information at visits – a challenge to the traditional doctor–patient relationship.
Systematic literature review to examine the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions that use theories and models of behaviour change: towards the prevention and control of communicable diseases
This systematic literature review assessed the effectiveness of interventions using theories and models of behaviour change to prevent or control communicable diseases relevant to Europe.
Case studies on preparedness planning for polio in Poland and Cyprus
The overall objective of this report is to support Poland and Cyprus in updating their polio preparedness planning as part of the two EU Member States' efforts at maintaining their polio-free status.
A rapid evidence review of health advocacy for communicable diseases - Insights into health communication
This report seeks to examine and encapsulate international evidence on public health advocacy initiatives to identify gaps in the evidence and provide recommendations.