Preliminary review of institutional models for delivering essential public health operations in Europe




This document contains a review of the institutional models in place throughout Europe for delivering essential public health operations (EPHOs). It aims to underpin and complement the European Action Plan for Strengthening Public Health Capacities and Services. The report summarizes the available information on the different institutional models for delivering EPHOs, draws conclusions on their strengths and weaknesses, and provides recommendations for strengthening them. It also calls for development of an evidence base to shed light on which institutional models or arrangements are more effective than others, and in which conditions.