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Regional Health Profiles (RHP)
Access to the Regional Health Profiles
The main objective of the I2sare project is to assist European, regional and local decision makers in developing their health policy, by informing them of the state of health of the populations in the regions of Europe. To achieve this objective, one of the main outcomes of the project will be to produce a health profile for each region of Europe (member states and candidate countries) and to create a typology (classification system) for the regions of Europe.
A Health Profile is a short document providing a concise overview of the health situation of a territory through a short number of selected indicators covering different topics and allowing comparison at the regional, national and European level. Usually, health profiles are produced on the same format for a large number of territories at the same time. The health profiles are most often designed as tools for monitoring the situation in a territory in comparison with other territories.
Prior to the elaboration of the health profile, it was decided to conduct a review of existing literature on this topic. The aim of this review was to study experience in different countries and to identify ‘good practice’ examples of health profiles. The report of this literature review is available here.
This literature review on health profiles found that it was not possible to identify methodological guidelines for the development and production of local health profiles. One additional output of the I2sare project could be to produce a specific chapter in the final report and a scientific paper on this topic.
|To maximize the use of regional health profiles, guidelines for their use have been produced. Click here for more information and access to the download page.