Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness: the Role of Communication in Public Health Preparedness Measures and Response to Pandemics

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness: the Role of Communication in Public Health Preparedness Measures and Response to Pandemics


Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness is publishing a special issue in 2014 on the role of communication in public health preparedness measures and response to pandemics, with particular reference to infectious disease outbreaks.


A call for papers was launched and its deadline, which was June 30 has been postponed to August 22. Aim of this issue is to bring together the most relevant research from two EU-funded projects – TELL ME and Ecom@EU – that are currently investigating the factors that impact on communication strategies and their relative effectiveness during a pandemic.


This special issue will focus into the following main focuses:


• Crisis preparedness framework


• Tools for outbreak communication


• Models for outbreak communication


• Information management and access


• Public involvement in communications


• Governance and policy issues


• Ethical and legal issues


• Socio-cultural contexts


• Vaccination campaigns


• Social marketing


• Business continuity


• Mass media / Social media


• Training and education


• Risk and uncertainty


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