18 Dec 2018, Φ Book chapter: Relating Population Health Monitoring to Other Types of Health Assessments

Book chapter: Relating Population Health Monitoring to Other Types of Health Assessments

Rainer Fehr and the EUPHA Sections working group on Health Assessments (Kristina Alexanderson, Carlo Favaretti, Rainer Fehr, Judith de Jong, Giuseppe La Torre, Tek-Ang Lim, Piedad Martín-Olmedo, Odile C.L. Mekel, Kai Michelsen, Nicole Rosenkötter, Marieke Verschuuren, Chiara de Waure, Dineke Zeegers Paget) (2019): “Relating Population Health Monitoring to Other Types of Health Assessments.”

This chapter is published in: Marieke Verschuuren, Hans van Oers (eds.): “Population Health Monitoring. Climbing the Information Pyramid.” Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham (CH). First Online: 18 December 2018, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-76562-4_9, pp. 175-196.

On the book:

  • Book keywords: population health, health information systems, health systems, public health indicators, public health data, public health reporting, knowledge transfer, knowledge translation, knowledge synthesis, evidence-based policy, evidence-informed policy, public health policy making, foresights, health assessments, public health surveillance, health monitoring, data forecasts, hybrid open access
  • https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-76562-4#toc

On the chapter:

  • The following sections of the European Public health Association (EUPHA) contributed to the chapter: Health Impact Assessment, Health Services Research, Health Technology Assessment, Public Health Economics, Public Health Epidemiology, Public Health Monitoring & Reporting, Public Health Practice and Policy.
  • From the abstract: While population health monitoring, as presented in this book, qualifies as one key approach to using information and evidence for health policy-making, additional organized approaches are frequently used at the interface of (health) science and (health) governance … In order to support decision-making, different kinds of policy questions are being asked here; and different health assessment approaches to answer such questions are being pursued. This chapter aims to provoke fruitful and inspiring comparisons between population health monitoring and other types of assessments. It covers definitions, goals, procedures, and methods of such assessments, in a comparative way. It outlines practical examples, describes how various assessment types relate to population health monitoring, and sketches current and future developments. The chapter is based on collaborative work carried out within the EUPHA Initiative on Health Assessments (Fehr et al. 2017).
  • Chapter keywords: Science-governance interface, Health needs assessment, Health impact assessment, Health technology assessment, Health systems performance assessment, Programme evaluation, Economic assessment.