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.”
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
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.
Advisory Board for the Funding program of the Fritz and Hildegard Berg Foundation: “City of the Future: Healthy, sustainable metropolises” / Beirat Förderprogramm der Fritz und Hildegard Berg-Stiftung: „Stadt der Zukunft: Gesunde, nachhaltige Metropolen“
Julia Nowacki (2018): The integration of health into environmental assessments – with a special focus on strategic environmental assessment. [Dissertation at the University Bielefeld, Germany]. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.
From the abstract: “This research project examines the integration of health into environmental assessment such as environmental impact assessments (EIA) and strategic environmental assessments (SEA), and analyses the challenges and opportunities that EIA and SEA offer to further address health issues. The overall objective of the research was to identify the main methods, tools, institutional and procedural factors that facilitate the integration of environmental health aspects into environmental assessments such as SEA…”
Keywords: Environmental Health, Environmental Monitoring, Health Impact Assessment, Public Health
p.XVI: “… This publication presents the doctoral thesis of Julia Nowacki, submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences – Bielefeld School of Public Health, University Bielefeld, Germany, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Public Health, on 01 September 2017 by Dipl. Päd. Julia Nowacki, MPH. Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Fehr, MPH, Ph.D., Faculty of Health Sciences, University Bielefeld, Germany, served as the first supervisor of the doctoral thesis and Prof. Dr. Claudia Hornberg, Dipl.-Biol. Dipl.-Ökol., Faculty of Health Sciences, University Bielefeld, Germany, as the second supervisor. The examination and thesis defense committee was completed by Dr. Thomas Claßen, Landeszentrum Gesundheit North Rhine-Westphalia, Bochum, Germany. …”