EURO-UHRIS – European Urban Health Indicators System

Project title European Urban Health Indicators System
Project acronym EURO-URHIS
Project web-site www.urhis.eu
National coordinator Dr. Iveta Rajnicova-Nagyova
National team members Gabriela Haasova, Statistical Office of Slovakia

Katarina Rosicova, MSc; Kosice Self-Governing Region

Jana Kollarova, Regional Public Health Institute in Kosice

Jan Cap, National Health Information Centre

Gabriel Gulis, SDU Denmark

Research team (KISH)

Dr. Iveta Rajnicova-Nagyova

Dr. Zuzana Katreniakova, MD

Time period August 2006 - July 2008
Financial support European Commission, DG SANCO, EAHC

Agreement No. 2005119

Description Project carried out in co-operation with SAVEZ

(Slovak Public Health Association; www.savez.sk)

Project summary

From 2007, more than half of the world’s population will be living in cities. The health needs of urban dwellers, and the ability to monitor urban health will become a high priority. The EU Public Health Programme work plan 2005 identified the development of an urban health indicator system as an essential part of a comprehensive and integrated EU health information and knowledge system. Based on this, and all the previous work funded by the EU, such as ECHI, ISARE, ECHIM and others, a group led by the University of Manchester, UK, has started work on the development of a system of urban health indicators.