European public health reports

EU health reports under the Community Public Health Programme (2008-2013)

In order to provide sound evidence to policy makers, the Work Programme 2013 included an action to publish the 'Health at a Glance Europe' 2014 edition together with the OECD. The report provides the latest comparable data on the health status of Europeans and various aspects of health system performance in the EU Member States and EU candidate countries as well as in the EFTA/EEA.

See the report and related information such as executive summaries in all EU languages or infograph

The Community Public Health Programmes aimed to produce comparable information on the health and health-related behaviour of the population (e.g. data on lifestyles and other health determinants); on diseases (e.g. incidence of, and ways to monitor chronic, major and rare diseases); and on health systems (e.g. indicators on access to care for everyone, on quality of care provided, on human resources for health, and on the financial viability of health care systems).

In the framework of the Community Public Health Programmes, health reports were produced using, wherever possible, comparable information on health according to the European Core Health Indicators (ECHI) developed by the European Commission in co-operation with EU Member States. The objective was to report in the most comparable way possible on the health status of Europeans and European health systems as a basis for the European health information and knowledge system.

Work Programmes are the usual basis for the production of health reports. The topic of a health report is selected depending on the political and actual needs. However, it is up to budget and Commission rules whether a report is published.

See all the publications related to the Public health programmes