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1 National expertise and capacity building approaches Subgroup on HES, Luxembourg, 20 January 2010

2 Past national HESs in Europe Finland Sweden Norway Netherlands West Germany Germany UK - England UK - Scotland Ireland Poland Denmark Romania Spain Croatia France Czech Republic Italy

3 HES outside Europe USA: NHANES since Canada: Canadian Health Measures survey launched in sante/fbs-rpe/fbs_r-rpe_r-eng.aspx For more information on previous surveys, see

4 1968: G Rose. Cardiovascular Survey Methods : WHO MONICA Project : European Health Risk Monitoring (EHRM) Project : Feasibility of a European Health Examination Survey (FEHES) Project : European Health Examination Survey (EHES) Pilot Several other projects, measurement standards and recommendations Towards the standardized HESs

5 Difficulties in organizing HES (FEHES questionnaire 2007)

6 Importance of (FEHES questionnaire 2007)

7 Capacity building at national level Actions needed to build the national HES National objectives Preparation of the national manual National training seminars Piloting Organizing the HES Data management and analysis Reporting and dissemination of results Involve Stakeholders: NGOs, ministries

8 National experts needed Policy experts Needs and use of data for evidence based health policy Health care and other public services Needs of data for planning and evaluating health services and health promotion activities Scientists: Epidemiology, statistics, public health etc. Use of the data for research Other experts Fieldwork logistics and supervision, IT, communication and dissemination etc.

9 Capacity building at the European level Subgroup on HES EHES RC European manuals Training seminars Support to the countries organizing a national HES Final conference for all countries EHES Network of national experts Other stakeholders: e.g. ECDC, Eurostat, WHO, OECD

10 Collaboration Sharing of experiences is important in all phases of the planning and preparation both at EU and at national levels All feedback on feasibility of EHES standards and contents of the EHES manuals will be valuable

11 NHANES To assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. Series of surveys focusing on different population groups or health topics. Since 1999, a continuous program with a changing focus on a variety of health and nutrition measurements to meet emerging needs. A nationally representative sample of about 5,000 persons each year.

12 NHANES is used To determine the prevalence of major diseases and risk factors. To assess nutritional status and its association with health promotion and disease prevention As the basis for national standards for such measurements as height, weight, and blood pressure. In epidemiological studies and health sciences research, which help develop sound public health policy, direct and design health programs and services, and expand the health knowledge for the Nation.

13 NHANES examinations Mobile clinics All participants visit the physician. Dietary interviews and body measurements for everyone. All but the very young have a blood sample taken and will have a dental screening. Depending upon the age of the participant, the rest of the examination includes tests and procedures to assess the various aspects of health. In general, the older the individual, the more extensive the examination

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