EHLEIS – European Health and Life Expectancy Information System

EHLEIS – European Health and Life Expectancy Information System

Website: 
www.eurohex.eu

The main aim of JA:EHLEIS is (i) to provide a central facility for the co-ordinated analysis and synthesis oflife and health expectancies to add the quality dimension to the quantity of life lived by the European populations, (ii) provide evidence of inequalities between Member States (MS) and (iii) highlight potential targets forpublic health strategies both nationally and at a pan-European level.

In the framework of the new Europe 2020 Strategy (2011-2020), the JA EHLEIS (2011-2014) aims to:

  • increase the utility of the SMPH through consolidation and further development of the EHLEIS Information System,
  • the comparability with SMPH for the United States and Japan and
  • the use by Member States in national policy-making. In particular the JA EHLEIS will contribute to the first partnership of Innovation Union, which focuses on active and healthy ageing and with the target of increasing by 2 years the average number of healthy life years by 2020. The JA EHLEIS will firstly enable this partnership to be properly monitored by the previously developed SMPH. Secondly the JA EHLEIS will contribute towards identifying the main determinants of healthy life in Europe, thus offering new avenues for policies targeting increases in HLY.