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European Urban Health Indicators Part Two: Using indicators to inform policy

Objective

Urban health is important due urbanisation and requires specific information not captured by national datasets. The EURO-URHIS (www.urhis.eu) project funded by DG SANCO, identified urban health indicators and their availability. EURO-URHIS 2 aims to develop methodology and validated tools useful to policy makers at all levels to make health gains via evidence based policy decisions for urban populations. The objectives are to collect data at UA level; provide tools for evidence based policy; develop methods for cross-sectional and longitudinal assessment for urban population health including all relevant determinants of health; validate these tools and methods by using existing population-based registries and databases; apply the tools in the field and ensuring they are easy and intuitive to use by policy makers. The data will be collected using surveys of existing sources; priorities of policy makers in terms of policies and interventions for their urban area and a lifestyle/environment individual survey. The strategy will be formulated, piloted, translated and disseminated. Data collected will be validated and analysed to develop the specific tools for policy makers to use. The meta-data collected will form the context to investigating trends in policy, major health problems and investigating the link between the two. Differences in health indicators could be compared for benchmarking and to make changes. The opinions of policy makers regarding the tools will also be evaluated. We will collaborate with policy-makers, researchers and civil society through a number of activities including consultation during the development stage, through training workshops and the conference. Dissemination will be multi-modal co-ordinated through websites in formats adapted to different user-groups. Training of doctoral and post-doctoral students will ensure future researchers interested in this expanding field. At all stages, stakeholders will be consulted.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
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Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 103 437
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)

Participants (17)

SEFTON PRIMARY CARE TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 665
Address
Crosby Road North
L22 0QB Liverpool
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christopher White (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 478 800
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Cloke (Dr.)
GEMEENTE UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 556 980
Address
Stadsplateau 1
3521 AZ Utrecht
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roeland Immerzeel (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DE MEDICINA SI FARMACIE IULIU HATIEGANU CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 152 400
Address
Victor Babes Street 8
400012 Cluj-napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sorina Tecar (Ms.)
FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 68 700
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heidi Lyshol (Ms.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 13 893
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rianne Van Der Marck (Ms.)
GEMEENTE AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 225 160
Address
Amstel 1
1011 PN Amsterdam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Willem Schokker (Mr.)
LIETUVOS SVEIKATOS MOKSLU UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 29 100
Address
A Mickeviciaus Gatve 9
44307 Kaunas
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linas Sumskas (Prof.)
ZAVOD ZA ZDRAVSTVENO VARSTVO MARIBOR
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 34 800
Address
Prvomajska 1 1
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katja Hribersek (Ms.)
LANDESINSTITUT FUER GESUNDHEIT UND ARBEIT DES LANDES NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 99 120
Address
Ulenbergstrasse 127-131
40225 Duesseldorf
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Solveig Lipka (Ms.)
OBCIANSKE ZDRUZENIE SLOVENSKA ASOCIACIA VEREJNEHO ZDRAVIA
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 30 600
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Trieda Snp 3
040 11 Kosice
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zuzana Katreniakova (Dr.)
HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 30 600
Address
Hacettepe Universitesi Beytepe Kampusu Rektorluk Binasi
06800 Cankaya Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nesrin Cilingiroglu (Prof.)
Chi Le-Ha

Participation ended

Vietnam
Address
Nguyen Van Dau Str. 158/66
70000 Ho Chi Minh City
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chi Le-Ha (Dr.)
SABIEDRIBAS VESELIBAS AGENTURA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 6 000
Address
Klijanu Street 7
LV-1012 Riga
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anete Pelne (Ms.)
SOUTH EAST EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY TETOVO
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 20 400
Address
Ulica Ilindenska 335
1200 Tetovo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fisnik Shabani (Mr.)
FEDERATION NATIONALE DES OBSERVATOIRES REGIONAUX DE LA SANTE
France
EU contribution
€ 34 800
Address
Boulevard Garibaldi 62
75015 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andre Ochoa (Dr.)
DAI HOC Y KHOA PHAM NGOC THACH (PHAM NGOC THACH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE)
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 2 666
Address
Thanh Thai P.12, District 10 86/2
Ho Chi Minh City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dung Nguyen The