BCA WHO 2012-2013: Evaluation of Public Health Services in Slovakia and Piloting the WHO Europe Self-assessment Tool

Project title Priority 2, 2a: Evaluation of Public Health Services in Slovakia and Piloting the WHO Europe Self-assessment Tool
Project web-site WHO EURO; WHO SK
Project team (KISH CD)

Dr. Zuzana Katreniakova, MD

Dr. Iveta Rajnicova-Nagyova

Other team members >>>pdf

Time period

01/2012-12/2013

Financial support WHO Country Office in the Slovak Republic
Description The 10 Essential Public Health Operations (EPHOs) form the framework for a practical web-based tool developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe to help countries assess their public health services and activities. The self-assessment tool for the evaluation of public health services has been piloted and is currently being updated.The self-assessment tool can be used:
  • to create, through the definition of essential operations, a common understanding of essential public health services and activities;
  • to inspire discussion and debate about essential services and activities in the field of public health within ministries of health, institutes of public health and among other public health experts and actors;
  • to provide a framework for such experts to assess their own country’s performance across these services and activities; and
  • to produce a relatively quick analysis of the principal strengths and weaknesses in public health services and activities as a basis for devising strategies, plans, reforms and further evaluation of public health services, in general or in particular areas.
Key experts from all areas of public health in various countries have used the tool to identify strengths and weaknesses and areas in need of investment and reform

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Outcomes

EPHO assessment  (currently only available in Slovak)  >>>pdf