The Health Information Portal has been developed through the joint efforts of PHIRI (the Population Health Information Research Infrastructure) and the InfAct Joint Action (Information for Action)
PHIRI’s goal is to set up a research infrastructure to facilitate and generate the best available evidence for research on health and well-being of populations as impacted by COVID-19. PHIRI will allow for better coordinated European efforts across national and European stakeholders to generate the best COVID-19 population health knowledge. In doing so, PHIRI will lay the foundation to build a Distributed Infrastructure on Population Health (DIPoH) to be used to overcome future crisis and ensuring the sustainability of the project. The intent is to support research across Europe through the identification, access, assessment and reuse of population health and non-health data to underpin public health policy decisions. This will be achieved through a close collaboration with 41 partners across 30 countries over a period of 36 months starting in November 2020. The project is divided in 9 ambitious work packages with three transversal topics. PHIRI builds on the achievements of the BRIDGE Health and the Joint Action on Health Information (InfAct) projects.
The Joint Action on Health Information InfAct (Information for Action!) is a 36 months (plus extension of 3 months) project funded by the European Commission. It built on the BRIDGE Health project and other initiatives in health information. The project was launched in March 2018 and it ended in May 2022. It included 40 partners in 28 EU and associated countries.
Through country collaboration, InfAct streamlined health information activities across Europe. It laid the foundations to build a sustainable and solid infrastructure on EU health information and strengthens its core elements based on capacity building, health information tools and political support. Read more about the mission and vision here.