Study day health information and policy: How can health data and local policy interact successfully?

Last updated on 17-8-2023 by Cassandre Dugailliez

Thu, 23/11/2023 - 09:30 to 16:30

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The Health information service of Sciensano has the pleasure to invite you to their study day “Health information and policy — How can health data and local policy interact successfully?”. The study day takes place on Thursday 23 November 2023 from 9h30 to 15h30 in the Belgian Royal Library in Brussels.

The central topic of the study day is the collection and analysis of health data and the valorisation of health information in local policy-making.

In the morning, we organise interactive workshops on the production, analysis and availability of health data at local level. In the afternoon, presentations on the use of health information and its implementation in local policies are scheduled. Experts in the fields share their knowledge and experience and reflect on bottlenecks and opportunities regarding the interaction between health information and policy-making. For the key presentation in the afternoon, we have invited Brussels’ minister for Mobility, Public Works and Road Safety, Elke Van den Brandt. Other topics on the agenda include the Local Health Interview Survey of Sciensano, the IMA Atlas, and the valorisation of health information by the Hainaut Health Observatory and by the City of Antwerp. We conclude the  study day by a panel discussion in which the input of the attendees is central.
Throughout the day, we highly value interaction with and between attendees. There will be many opportunities for networking, for instance during lunch and the closing reception.

Preliminary programme

09h30-10h00: Registration + coffee

10h00:10h15: Workshops introduction (Michael Creek)

10h15-11h45: Workshops

  1. The Local Health Interview Survey (Lize Hermans, Sciensano)
  2. Food environments and their impact on population health (Stefanie Vandevijvere, Sciensano)
  3. The IMA Atlas (Andreas De Bleser, Intermutualistic Agency)

11h45-12h00: Plenary feedback from the workshops

12h00-13h00: Lunch

13h00-13h30: Keynote Elke Van den Brandt

13h30-14h00: Policy and science dialogue (Christian Massot, Liesbet Meyvis, others TBC)

14h00-14h45: Interactive panel discussion

14h45-15h00: Wrap-up

15h00-16h00: Reception



Register for the study day before Monday 20 November
Participation to the study day is free of charge, but registration is required. The working language of the study day is English; we do not provide simultaneous translation.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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