COST Action CA18218

Task Forces are smaller groups of network members that aim to perform collaborative activities on a specific topic, such as COVID-19 or social inequalities. Each Task Force is led by a coordinator, who oversees the activities and ensures progress towards the Task Force objectives and deliverables. Task Forces support the objectives of the Working Groups by facilitating tailored activities.

Task Forces perform concrete joint research activities on a well-defined topic. These activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Compilation of evidence on a certain topic
  • Joint systematic literature review
  • Elaboration of a joint paper based on GBD estimates
  • Support of national burden studies
  • Development of methods or guidelines

Task Forces perform their activities via online or face-to-face workshops. The outputs of these workshops are summarized via

Task ForceCoordinator(s)
COVID-19 Sara Pires, National Food Institute, DTU, Denmark
PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) attributable burden Lea Sletting Jakobsen, National Food Institute, DTU, Denmark
Determinants of health inequalities Elena von der Lippe, Robert Koch Institute, Germany
Rare diseases Juanita Haagsma, Erasmus MC University, The Netherlands
Air pollution and noise

Anette Kocbach Bølling, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

Susanne Breitner-Busch, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

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