National Institute of Public Health

Name:
Hana Janatova, M. D., Ph. D.
Jitka Sosnovcová
Title:
International Coordinator of health promotion projects
General Director
Telephone:
+420 267 082 969
Fax:
+420 267 082 110
Address:

National Institute of Public Health
Srobarova 48
10042 Prague

Country:
Czech Republic

Profile

The National Institute of Public Health  (NIPH) is  a health care establishment for basic preventive disciplines - hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology and occupational medicine. Its main tasks are health promotion and protection, disease prevention and follow-up of  environmental impact on the health status of the population.  

The main activities of NIPH are:

  • Science and research
  • Reference and methodologic advice
  • Expert opinions on health safety of various products (e.g., cosmetics, food supplements, items of daily use)
  • Environmental monitoring 
  • Preparation of legislation in the field of health protection, including ensuring Czech legislation is in line with the norms of the European Union.

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Projects & Programmes

The main activities of NIPH comprise science and research, reference and methodological advice, providing expert opinions on the health safety of various products (e. g. cosmetics, food supplements, items of daily use etc.), systematic monitoring of the environmental impact on population health in the Czech Republic, preparation of legislation in the field of health protection, including harmonization of Czech legislation with the norms of the European Union.

In the field of health promotion and disease prevention, NIPH focuses on the most important health problems – epidemiological surveillance of severe infections (AIDS, hepatitis, newly emerging and re-emerging infections), and promotion of a healthy lifestyle (prevention of cardiovascular diseases and tumors, healthy nutrition, drug abuse prevention).

Some of NIPH's past accomplishments include:

  • Creation of an action plan for health and environment in the Czech Republic
  • Development of a national program for prevention of AIDS
  • Coordination of an iodine deficiency prevention program
  • Development of external quality assessment and inter-laboratory test comparison programs

Centre for public health  promotion in EU programmes 

 A. Current projects

I.  The Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health 2008-2013: DG SANCO

1. ENGENDER- Inventory of good practices in Europe for promoting gender equity in health

Coordinator: Karolinska  Institute, Sweden

Time: 1.9.2009- 31.8.2011

Contact  in NIPH : Dr. Hana Janatová,  janatova@szu.cz

Information: http://www.szu.cz/tema/podpora-zdravi/rovnost-zen-a-muzu-ve-zdravi-gender-equity-in-health, http://engender.eurohealth.ie/

 

2. COMPHP- Developing  Competencies for  Health Promotion Capacity Building in Europe

Coordinator: National  University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Time: 1.9.2009- 31.8.2012

Contact  in NIPH : Dr. Hana  Janatová, janatova@szu.cz

Information: http://www.iuhpe.org/index.html?page=614&lang=en

 

3. Crossing  Bridges – Developing methodologies and building capacity to  advance the  implementation of  HiAP and  achieve health  equity

Coordinator: EuroHealthNet, Belgium

Time: 1.2.2011- 30.6.2012

Contact  in NIPH:Dr. Hana Janatová, janatova@szu.cz

Information: www.eurohealthnet.eu

 

4. EQUITY  Action – Join Action on health  Inequalities

Coordinator: HAPI ( Action Partnership International), UK

Time: 15.2.2011-  14.1.2014

Contact in NIPH: Dr. Hana  Janatová, janatova@szu.cz

Information: www.health-inequalities.eu

 

II. 7.th Framework Programme ( DG Research)

 

5. GRADIENT: Tackling  the  gradient: Applying  Public Health Policies to Effectively Reduce Inequalities  amongst Families and Children

Coordinator: EuroHealthNet, Belgium

Time: 1.4. 2009 – 31.3.2012

Contact  in NIPH: Dr. Vladimír  Kebza, kebza@szu.cz

 

 6.ODHIN: Optimizing delivery of health care interventions

Coordinator: Fundacio Privada Clinic per a la Recerca Biomèdica, Barcelona, Spain

Time: 1.1. 2011 – 31.12.2014

Contact in NIPH: Dr. Hana Sovinová,  sovinova@szu.cz

 

 B. Completed projects 2000 -  2010

 1.  Participation in  the European Network for Health Promotion Agencies

Coordinator: EurohealthNet, Belgium

Time: 1.11.2000 – 1.01. 2002

Contact  in NIPH: Dr. Vladimir  Kebza,  kebza@szu.cz

 

 2. Tackling  Inequalities in  Health

Coordinator: Flemish Institute for Health, Belgium

Time: 1.11.2000 – 1.01.2002

Contact in NIPH: Dr. Vladimír  Kebza, kebza@szu.cz

 

 3. European Project Getting Evidence  into Practice

Coordinator : NIGZ, the Netherlands

Time: 1.4.2004 – 30.9. 2005

Contact  in NIPH: Dr.  Hana Janatová, janatova@szu.cz

Information:   www.nigz.nl/gettingevidence

 

 4.  Health Professional and  Smoking Cessation in a  Larger Europe, phase  I

Coordinator: Universita del Terzo Settore, Italy

Time: 12/ 2003 – 11/2004

Contact  in NIPH: Dr. Hana Sovinová, sovinova@szu.cz

 

 5. Health Professional and  Smoking Cessation in a  Larger Europe, phase  II

Coordinator: Universita del Terzo Settore, Italy

Time: 12/ 2004 – 11 2006

Contact  in NIPH: Dr. Hana Sovinová sovinova@szu.cz

 

 6. Implementation of Mental Health Promotion and  Prevention Policies   and Strategies in  EU  Members States  and Applicant Countries

Coordinátor: FIOSH, Dortmund,  Germany

Time: 09/ 2004 – 10/ 2006

Contacts in NIPH: Dr. Vladimir  Kebza,  kebza@szu.cz , Dr.Hana Janatová, CSc janatova@szu.cz

 

 7. Tackling Health Inequalities and Social Exclusion in Europe – Phase II

Coordinator: NHS Health Scotland, UK

Time: 02/ 2004 – 12/ 2006

Contact  in NIPH: Dr. Vladimir  Kebza, kebza@szu.cz

 

 8. Alcohol Policy in the Context of a Larger Europe: Bridging the Gap,

Coordinator:  EUROCARE, UK

Time: 11/ 2003 – 12/ 2006

Contact  in NIPH : Dr.  Hana Sovinová, sovinova@szu.cz

 

9. EU Project on Healthy Ageing.

Coordinator: NIPH, SWEDEN

http://www.eurohealthnet.eu/ link  ( SIG – Special  Interest  Group Healthy Ageing)

Time: 08/ 2004 – 06 2007

Contact in NIPH: Dr. Hana  Janatová, janatova@szu.cz ,

Information:  http://www.szu.cz/tema/zdrave-starnuti-1, http://www.szu.cz/tema/healthy-ageing-zdrave-starnuti, http://www.eurohealthnet.eu/

  

10. Closing the  Health Gap : Strategies for Action to Tackle Health Inequalities in Europe

Coordinator : BzGA, Germany

Time: 06/ 2004 – 05/ 2007

Contact in NIPH : Dr.  Vladimír  Kebza, kebza@szu.cz

Information: http://www.szu.cz/tema/narodni-seminar-strategicke-iniciativy-k-otazkam-nerovnosti, www.health-inequalities.eu, http://www.szu.cz/tema/projekty

 

 11. Capacity Building  for  Better Health in Central  and   Eastern Europe

Coordinator:  Health Promotion  State  Agency, Latvia

Time: 01/ 2006 – 06/ 2007

Contact in NIPH: Dr. Hana  Janatová, janatova@szu.cz

 

 12. PHEPA - Primary Healthcare European Project on Alcohol. Fáze II.

Coordinator: Ministry  of  Health,  Katalania, Spain

Time: 2006 – 2008

Contact in NIPH: Dr. Hana Sovinová, sovinova@szu.cz

 

 13. DETERMINE – an  EU Consortium  for  Action on  Socio-economic Determinants  of  Health

Koordinátor:  NIPH, Prague, Czech Republic

Time:  06/ 2007– 05/2010

Contact in NIPH: Dr.  Hana  Janatová. janatova@szu.cz

Information: www.health-inequalities.eu

 

 14. Health Inclusion- Development of Reccomendation for Integrating Socio-Cultural  Standards in Health promotion Offers  and  Services

Coordinator: Research  Institute of  the Red  Cross, Vienna, Austria

Time: 08/ 2008- 07/ 2010

Contact  in NIPH: Dr. Hana  Janatová, janatova@szu.cz

Information:   http://www.szu.cz/tema/healthy-inclusion-development-of-reccomendations-for

 

 15. Building Capacity – Implementing Coordinated Alcohol Policy in Europe

Coordinator: National  Institute  of  Public Health, Slovenia

Time: 1. 5. 2007 – 30.4. 2010

Contact in NIPH: Dr. Hana Sovinová, sovinova@szu.cz

 

 16. SMART – Standardizing Measurement of Alcohol Related Troubles

Coordinator: Institute for Psychiatry and Neurology,  Poland

Time: 1.9.2008 – 31.8.2010

Contact in NIPH: Dr. Hana Sovinová, sovinova@szu.cz

 

 17. VINTAGE

Coordinator:  Institito Superiore  di Santa, Italy

Time: 1.3.2009- 31.8.2010

Contact  in NIPH: Dr. Hana  Sovinová,  sovinova@szu.cz

 

 18. SIALON – Capacity  Building in HIV/Syphilis prevalence  estimation using non – invasive methods  in Europe

Coordinator: Itálie

Time: 2008-2010

Contact  in NIPH: Dr. Stehlíková, Jiri Stupka

 

  19. HIPPOCRATES: Training of  Trainers in  the Health Sector

Koordinátor: Hospital Gradenico, Torino, Italy

Trvání: 1.1..2008- 31.12.2009

Kontakt: Dr.Hana Janatová

Information: janatova@szu.cz  http://www.szu.cz/uploads/documents/czzp/participace/Hippocrates.pdf,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News & Publications

In the context of the project 'Capacity Building for health promotion in Central and Eastern Europe', the Institute elaborated a brief profile of the situation with respect to health promotion in Czech Republic Health Promotion in Czech Republic as well as a Capacity Plan for enhancing health promotion.

Please access the publications and products page (in English) on the website of the Institute to read more about their publications and products.

 

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