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Public health emergency preparedness : core competencies for EU Member States.

Stockholm : ECDC, [2017]

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  • Title:
    Public health emergency preparedness : core competencies for EU Member States.
  • Contributor: Michael A Stoto;
    Elena Savoia;
    Christopher Nelson;
    Rachael Piltch-Loeb;
    Stefano Guicciardi;
    Judit Takács;
    Carmen Varela Santos;
    Massimo Ciotti;
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
  • Other Titles: Variant Title: ECDC Mission report
  • Subjects: health policy; public health; disease prevention; emergency aid; health control; infectious disease; epidemiology; epidemic; research report
  • Rights: Terms governing use: Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged
  • Publication Details: Stockholm : ECDC, [2017]
  • Language: English
  • Description: Summary: The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, in order to fulfil its mandate under Decision No. 1082/2013/EU, seeks to identify both the strengths and the areas for improvement of public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) in the European Union Member States. With the eventual goal of developing competencybased training programmes intended to improve PHEP, an initial step towards this goal consisted of the development of an ECDC public health emergency preparedness logic model that focuses particularly on crossborder threats to health in the European context [1]. This logic model provides a structure for assessing preparedness in the Member States and, in its list of public health emergency preparedness capabilities, a language for describing and identifying gaps in the knowledge and skills of public health and preparedness professionals.
    Summary: This technical report aims to take this work a step further by creating a linkage between the capabilities listed in the logic model for PHEP in the EU Member States – which apply at the emergency preparedness system level – with competencies for individuals who work in the system by generating a competency-based model. A subsequent phase, to be completed in 2017–2018, will involve the development and pilot testing of competencybased curricula. Competencies are characteristics of individuals who work in the PHEP system, whereas the capacities and capabilities in the logic model for PHEP in the EU Member States are system-level characteristics. There is an intuitive link between these elements: systems are made of individuals and the resources available to them, with the workforce as the most central element of a system.
    Summary: This report focuses on the linkage between capacities and capabilities in the logic model for PHEP in the EU Member States and competencies for individuals who work in the PHEP system. The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) has taken a similar approach in developing individual competencies related to system capabilities, in their case the Essential Public Health Operations (EPHOs) developed for the WHO European Region.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9789294980892
    10.2900/049462 doi; System number: 018671255
  • Notes: Bibliography note: Bibl. : p. 28-29.
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • UIN: BLL01018671255

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