Seminars Series | The Grand Scale: Policies and Health "Monitoring health and health inequalities"
02:00pm to 04:00pm
ISPUP Auditorium

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14:00 - 14:45

Assessing health systems and health: the role of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Marina Karanikolos, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through a comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe. Its publications, such as health system reviews (HiT series), EU Country Health Profiles, policy briefs and summaries, studies and original research make an important contribution to the evidence on health systems for policy makers, academics and other stake holders in Europe and beyond. The seminar will focus on the role of the Observatory in assessing health systems performance to support European policy making.


14:45 - 15:30

Health information: what is the impact of national health information systems in policy making?, Marie Delnord, Department of Epidemiology and public health, Sciensano: The Belgian Institute of Public Health


To address complex health issues, it is imperative to leverage population health data and scientific evidence to inform policies and programmes. However, there is no standardized framework to monitor how much of the evidence generated by national health institutes and stastical agencies is actually used by key stakeholders in the health care system.

A new tool will be presented , the Health-Information Impact Index that aims to evaluate the uptake of evidence within countries and the level of knowledge translation. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own views and practices in regard to data production, dissemination and use for national health intervention and policy development.


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Marina Karanikolos
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Marina Karanikolos is a Researcher at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her work mainly involves health systems’ performance assessment, research on the impact of the financial crisis and austerity on health, as well as assessing health systems of European countries in the Observatory’s Health System Reviews (HiT series) and the State of Health in the EU Country Health Profiles.

Marie Delnord
Department of Epidemiology and public health, Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Marie Delnord, MA MSc, PhD is a French epidemiologist and researcher. She holds an MA in Child Development from Tufts University in the US, a MSc in Paediatrics and community child health from University College London in the UK, and a PhD in Epidemiology from Paris Descartes University in France. Her research is focused on international comparisons of health status indicators, and methods to strengthen European public health monitoring and policy development.


She is currently working at Sciensano, the Belgian Federal Institute of Public Health. She has been awarded a Marie-Skłodowska Curie Research Fellowship for her project entitled BAHCI: “Bringing a health claim to Information: Measuring the impact of health data on the health outcomes of European citizens”. BAHCI provides insight on the mechanisms that drive the use of evidence in public health policy and practice. She was also a lecturer at Paris Descartes University, Paris Sud University, and for the WHO EPIET training programme.