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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Health and Life Expectancy Information System [EHLEIS]
The Healthy Life Years (HLY) indicator is a Summary Measure of Population Health (SMPH) indicating the number of remaining years that a person is expected to live free of disability. HLY was included ...
The Healthy Life Years (HLY) indicator is a Summary Measure of Population Health (SMPH) indicating the number of remaining years that a person is expected to live free of disability. HLY was included as a Structural Indicator in 2005 with the main purpose to monitor health trends and gaps in Europe.
The objective is to increase the utility of HLY through the consolidation and further development of the EHLEIS information system, increased comparability with US and Japanese SMPH and greater use by MS in national policy-making. The JA will: (i) compute and disseminate HLY through an online information system and annual country reports, (ii) monitor EU trends in LE and HE to identify public health priorities, (iii) develop methods for computing comparable HE by socio-economic status, (iv) contribute towards identifying the main determinants of healthy life in Europe,(v) integrate the former Task Force on Health Expectancies (TFHE) into an annual meeting to further engage MS with HLY, and (vi)propose a blue print for a common international SMPH with the US and Japan.

Start date: 21/04/2011 - End date: 21/06/2014

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2010)
Topic: Lifestyle