The interest groups INPHORM and Vaccines have been merged into one group in 2019: the Public Health interest group.

With a first kick-off meeting during the annual HTAi meeting in Cologne, Germany, the interest groups has been working on the formation of the group and setting its mission and goals. Separated in three different workstreams (Prevention, Early detection & Preventable (co-)morbidities, and Lifestyle) the interest group has been working on its first products and in 2020 we will update on what we have produced.

Projects planned for 2020:

Aim

To advance HTA research and its implementation within public health interventions in both developed and developing countries.

Social & societal determinants of health

Current objective: To advance HTA research and its implementation within public health lifestyle interventions.

Early detections & preventable (co)morbidities

Current objective: To advance HTA research and its implementation within early detection and prevention of diseases.

Prevention of communicable diseases

Current objective: To advance HTA research and its implementation within immunization (evaluation) of older adults.