New directions in European public health research: report of a workshop

Aileen Clarke*, Mark McCarthy, Carlos Alvarez-Dardet, Selma Sogoric, Peter Groenewegen, Wim Groot, Diana Delnoij

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Public health draws from a range of academic disciplines, social, medical and statistical, and answers questions relevant to improving the health of populations. We have initiated a Europe-wide study, Strengthening Public Health Research in Europe, to assess the development and use of public health research in both public policy and local decision making. The contemporary challenge for public health research is to integrate the capabilities of different academic disciplines to address policies for health. We have considered the development of public health research in five fields: political epidemiology, community health, health services, economics, and evaluation evidence and synthesis. The organisation and funding of research in Europe should be able to support new research fields and issues, to contribute to policy development and public health practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-7
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Europe
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Needs Assessment
  • Public Health
  • Public Health Administration
  • Research Design

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