CEFPAS, leader of WP2, is a Public Institution established by a Regional law and it is an organisation instrumental to the Sicilian Health Government. It works for all the health personnel in Sicily and all other Regional Ministries which work in the field of social issue. It works with 60 workers all with full time jobs and with degrees in different disciplines or a diploma.
CEFPAS‘ mission is to contribute to the development of a culture for Public Health, to promote the continuous quality improvement of the health of the population, to prevent diseases, disabilities and premature deaths. This is achieved through high quality, training, action, research, information and communication. For its activities, CEFPAS has invested, from the start, in quality and andragogical training methodologies strategically constructing its programs and projects on the principles of effectiveness, efficiency, equity, appropriateness, scientific rigour, research, innovation, courtesy and transparency.Since 1998 CEFPAS has carried out more than 7000 courses on different issues from public health to clinical sciences, both residential and e-learning.
CEFPAS is member of several national and international associations such as ASPHER, EUPHA, EHMA etc. CEFPAS, since its establishment, invested in institutional communication directed to all users and citizens offering information solution more and more innovative and integrated and in line with the evolution of new technologies. Among the instruments used: the institutional website, social networks, a newsletter (flashnews) that is diffused to about 19.000 health personnel in Italy, Facebook profile, a videochannel (CefpasWebTv). Moreover, being part of different international organisation, this constitutes an added value for the dissemination of the information and the results of the project at international levels.