Our publications present a clear view of public health and health services – whether you need statistics on the total number of COPD patients, an overall picture per region or comprehensive insight into the future of our public health and health services. Our strength is our ability to monitor progress and developments in policies surrounding public health and their effects.
Some of our focus areas:
- Acute care (in Dutch)
- COVID-19 and treatment
- E-health/digital care (in Dutch)
- The right care in the right place (in Dutch)
- Prevention at the national level (in Dutch)
- Prevention at the local level (in Dutch)
- Lifestyle interventions
- Pregnancy and maternity care
- Health services (integrated knowledge) (in Dutch)
Who is it for?
We provide access to research results and publish them through a variety of channels (including online). VZM mainly advises policymakers at government ministries and municipalities. Other recipients of advice include knowledge partners, professionals and fellow scientists in the public health and health services sectors and elsewhere.
Who do we work with?
VZM works with universities and other knowledge partners in the Netherlands and abroad. The societal relevance of our work is manifest in our participation in a large network of umbrella organisations, professional associations, government bodies, consumers’ and patients’ groups and other civil-society organisations.
Who are we?
The head of the centre is Arjan Bos.
The Centre consists of five departments, each with its own department head:
- Health Economy and Health Services – Dirk-Jan de Leede
- Public Health Foresight Study – Birgitte Blatter
- Public Health Information – Katia Witte
- Health and Health Services at the national level – Ilse Storm
- Health and Health Services at the regional level – Arnold Peters