ECHIM – European Community Health Indicator Monitoring System 2009-2011

ECHIM Joint Action (2009−2011) seeks to consolidate the ECHI Indicator system towards a sustainable health information system, as well as to collect and disseminate comparable health data and information based on the ECHI shortlist. Much of the practical work of ECHIM is carried out in ECHIM Secretariats in Finland (THL), the Netherlands (RIVM), Lithuania (LSIC), Germany (RKI) and Italy (ISS). The Core Group of ECHIM comprises of 35 members and the action has liaison with the European Commission, Eurostat, Member States and WHO Regional Office for Europe. The Joint Action covers 24 MSs as well as Iceland, Norway and Republic of Moldova, and it has contact persons in 32 countries.

Specific objectives:
– to improve, document and maintain the ECHI(European Community Health Indicators) Indicators
– to develop guidelines and MS specific plans for ECHI shortlist indicators implementation at MS, regional and EU-level, as needed
– to implement ECHI shortlist indicators in MSs and to achieve a good coverage
– to maintain a network of national health indicator experts for ECHI Indicators and the needed data collection
– to map, design and test the data flow between MSs and a central capacity for health monitoring
– to present health data based on the ECHI shortlist, in connection with the EUPHIX system
– to produce the first joint analysis and report on data based on ECHI shortlist indicators


Partner: Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca

Funder: Executive Agency for Health and Consumers – European Commission

Total budget: 1.500.000 Euro (budget for BBU: 2.500 Euro)


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