The WHO Regional Office for Europe and RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment have joined forces to improve the European health information situation and create a stronger and more sustainable information system. The European Health Information Initiative (EHII) aims to expand into a multi-partner network organisation. It is active in the field of health information, including health data, indicators, monitoring and reporting as well as evidence to inform health policy.

André van der Zande, Director-General of RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment , and Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, signed a letter of intent on 30 October 2012, stating their commitment to work together on health information by setting up a new initiative under the Dutch partnership agreement.