National Center of Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA)

Contact Information

Plamen Dimitrov
Deputy Director, Professor
Telephone:
+359-2-805.64.44
Address:

Boulevard "Akademik Ivan Evstratiev Geshov " 15

1431 Sofia Center, Sofia

Bulgaria

The National Center of Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA) is a structure within the national healthcare system and carries out activities for protecting public health, promoting health and preventing diseases, providing information for healthcare management.

In conformity with its main activities for the purpose of protecting and promoting health the NCPHA examines the population's health status and the relationship with environmental factors and living conditions; conducts epidemiological surveys and evaluates risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases; participates in the development, coordination and performance of national programmes and action plans as well as in international research programmes oriented to strengthening public health (including mental, reproductive and sexual); carries out intervention activities, training workshops and publishes information and methodical materials; assesses exposure and health risk for the population from the impact of biological, chemical and physical hazards on the ambient and working environment as appropriate recommendations have been prepared;  conducts monitoring on nutrition and nutritional status of the population and develops Manuals for nutrition of target population groups.

The NCPHA leads, controls, monitors and coordinates information activities in the healthcare, develops and unifies the medical and statistical documentation for the population health status and for the resources and activities of hospitals; develops mathematic models and prognoses for the demographic and health status of the population; provides current and annual medico-statistical and economic information; accomplish activities on the development of unified health information system and electron healthcare; elaborates and implements a system for classification of patients and reporting and payment technologies; maintains classifications, nomenclatures, standards and methodologies; participates in the realization of statistical activities of the nation as having collaborated with the National Statistical Institute; maintains, updates and publishes health information standards; organizes, coordinates and controls activities for developing electron healthcare; elaborates methods and models for planning and management of resources for hospitals; develops, implements and maintains national standards of coding in hospitals and monitors the process of coding.

The mission of the NCPHA is to integrate these diverse activities into achieving good health benefits for the population. All the efforts of employees in the NCPHA - specialists with academic ranks and degrees, experts and technical personnel - are oriented to applying modern technologies in the field of public health and occupying a leading place in the national healthcare.