Welcome at the bilingual website of the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications (FIC) in the Netherlands.
The Centre was instituted by WHO in 1989, and came under the RIVM Department of Public Health Forecasting in 1998.
The Centre’s terms of reference relate on the one hand to the implementation and use of the FIC and related classifications in the Netherlands and on the other hand to their international update and revision, resulting from their use; see also the Centre's flyer. An overview in Dutch on utility, application and necessity of international classifications in the Netherlands has been reported in 2010 to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, see also the English abstract.
This website is partly bilingual, partly monolingual, either in English or in Dutch, depending on intended user groups and availability of information in either one or both languages. The website is complementary to the classifications website of WHO: www.who.int/classifications/en.
ICF, ICD-10, ICPC-2 and CMSV are available online in Dutch in a Classification Browser
The Centre issues an international newsletter: Newsletter on the WHO-FIC and fulfills a co-ordinative and facilitating role for international classifications.
The team of the Centre consists of
WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre
tel.: #31(0)30 274 3215 (secretariate), (0)30 274 4276,
update October 2011
Latest Newsletter: October 2012
Canadian report on ICF Knowledge Sharing (2010)
APA and WHO develop an ICF manual for health professions: open for review