The European project I2SARE (Health Inequalities Indicators in the Regions of Europe) was established to produce a health profile for each region of the European Union, to create a typology of those regions of Europe and a typology of sub regional territories in a selection of countries and regions.
I2SARE’s main objective is to assist European, national, regional and local decision makers in developing their health policies, through a better understanding of the health status of the population and of health inequalities at regional and sub regional level.
New tools will give European, regional and local decision makers a concise overview of the health situation in each region.
I2SARE also aims to raise the profile of sub national institutions working on Health Information, to encourage exchanges and to develop networking activities between them.
Ø A Health Profile for each region
Data will be collected, in conjunction with the European Union, the Candidate Countries and Eurostat, to produce the necessary indicators for the project. After validation, the collected data will be presented on the I2SARE website.
Health profiles will be produced in each region of all the countries of Europe (27 member states and, if possible, the three candidate countries) using the updated data (providing sufficient high quality data has been received). Qualitative comments will be produced for each of the health profiles.
Ø Regional and infra regional typology
The typology will be established at two levels. A regional level covering all the regions of the 27 member states of the European Union and the candidate countries. Secondly, the infra regional level in 10 selected countries or regions.
The establishment of the typologies will provide a classification system which will enable more meaningful comparisons between regions across Europe.
The typologies will highlight similarities between regions of different countries and could encourage local decision makers to establish contact with regions with similar profiles and to work together for the improvement of health in their regions by promoting joint learning.
The development of a typology at a more local level (infra-regional level) could also help decision makers to adapt the health policies within the regions in order to be more effective in the reduction of health inequities.
A typology is being developed to allow similar regions to work together and to compare their data.
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