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On January 2009, the Euro Urhis 2 project has started and the Institute for Environment and Health-SEEU is a research partner from Republic of Macedonia. The project consists on data collecting and analyses about health indicators on urban areas, (from Republic of Macedonia, Tetovo and Skopje are selected as urban research areas) and the opportunity for policy decisions changes in those issues.
Responsible person for academic and research issues of the project is Prof. Murtezan Ismaili, Director of IEH-SEEU and Pro-rector for research at SEEU and responsible person for legal and financial issues is Fisnik Shabani, assistant for science research at IEH.
On 02-04 February 2009, a meeting was held in Dusseldorf (where also IEH took part) for defining project activities. The project is divided on Work packages and will last until 2012.
Below is given the project title and the abstract of the main objectives of the project.
EURO-URHIS 2—European Urban Health Indicators Part Two: Using Indicators to inform policy
Urban health is important due to urbanisation and requires specific information that is not covered by national datasets. The EURO-URHIS (www.urhis.eu) project is funded by DG SANCO, identified urban health indicators and their availability. EURO-URHIS 2 aims to develop methodology and validated tools that are useful to policy makers at all levels, and to gain opportunities via evidence based policy decisions for urban populations. The objectives are to collect data at UA level; provide tools for evidence based policy; develop methods for cross-sectional and longitudinal assessment for urban population health including all relevant determinants of health; validate these tools and methods by using existing population-based registries and databases; apply the tools in the field and ensuring they are easy and intuitive to use by policy makers. The data will be collected by using surveys of existing sources; priorities of policy makers in terms of policies and interventions for their urban area and a lifestyle/environment individual survey. The strategy will be formulated, piloted, translated and disseminated. Data collected will be validated and analysed to develop the specific tools for policy makers to use. The meta-data collected will be form the context to investigating trends in policy, major health problems and investigating the link between them.
Differences in health indicators could be compared for benchmarking and to make changes. The opinions of policy makers regarding the tools will also be evaluated. We will collaborate with policy-makers, researchers and civil society through a number of activities including consultation during the development stage, through training workshops and the conference. Dissemination will be multi-modal co-ordinated through websites in formats adapted to different user-groups. Training of doctoral and post-doctoral students will ensure future researchers interested in this expanding field. At all stages, stakeholders will be consulted.
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