Community engagement and institutional collaboration in Iceland during a norovirus outbreak at an outdoor/scout centre (10–15 August 2017)
This country visit report presents the findings of a case study into an outbreak of norovirus in Iceland that occurred during the period 10–15 August 2017.
Community engagement and institutional collaboration during outbreaks of Shiga toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in Ireland
This country visit report presents the findings of a case study into outbreaks of Shiga toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) at childcare facilities in Ireland, conducted in November 2018.
Community and institutional public health emergency preparedness synergies - enablers and barriers
In order to assess how communities are involved in the public health response for outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis, ECDC developed a case study project in two EU/EEA countries: Ireland and Iceland.
Synergies in community and institutional public health emergency preparedness for tick-borne diseases in Spain
The present report is concerned with the events in Spain surrounding two cases of infection with Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) virus that emerged in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León in August 2016.
Synergies in community and institutional public health emergency preparedness for tick-borne diseases in the Netherlands
The present report is concerned with the emerging infection of tick-borne encephalitis in the Netherlands — the two first endemic cases occurring in July 2016 — in the larger context of a widespread and increasing incidence of lyme borreliosis.
Synergies in community and institutional public health emergency preparedness for tick-borne diseases in Spain and the Netherlands
ECDC has initiated a case study project to investigate the synergies between communities affected by serious public health threats and the institutions.
ECDC Expert consultation on community engagement in public health emergency preparedness
The expert consultation meeting organised by ECDC seeks to identify enabling factors and barriers to good practice in community engagement in the context of public health emergency preparedness. Outcomes of this meeting will inform the development of an ECDC guidance on the topic.
A literature review on community and institutional preparedness synergies
This literature review identifies enablers and barriers to community and institutional synergies in preparedness. The main themes identified relating to barriers and enablers were context, infrastructure and process.
Community engagement has the potential to be an enabler and/or a barrier to preparedness depending on how it is handled and constructed. The synergies between institutions and communities will influence the effectiveness of engagement programmes, which comprise a plan of activities and events involving the community.
Guidance on community engagement for public health events caused by communicable disease threats in the EU/EEA
This guidance on community engagement for public health emergency preparedness is intended for public health authorities in EU/EEA Member States. It is meant to provide step-by-step technical support to Member States who are initiating or professionalising their core community engagement capacity. The guidance is organised according to the three core stages of the preparedness cycle: anticipation, response, and recovery.