Dutch National Atlas of Public Health
Target Group of the Atlas
The Dutch National Atlas of Public Health serves a broad group of visitors. It targets health professionals, such as policy advisers of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, regional and local authorities and staff members of Municipal Health Services. But it also provides relevant and interesting information for health suppliers, patients, health insurers, researchers and information officials.
What is the Atlas?
The Dutch National Atlas of Public Health is a web-based Atlas that maps the regional distribution of health related matters. It not only includes information on the occurrence of curtain health-issues – such as epidemics, vaccinations or obesity – but also on the geographic spread of related variables. Visitors find a large variety of maps that are mainly derived from the statistical datasets and scientfic studies of other institutions. Using such visual tools, it brings together up-to-date geographic information that helps the visitor gain a better insight into the public health situation in the Netherlands. The National Atlas also works in close cooperation with the Dutch National Compass of Public Health
Frequent updates with new topics
The Atlas is in a process of constant actualization. Four times a year there is a new release available on the web in which the existing maps are updated. In these releases we also present maps on new topics, that are related to existing Atlas data or to current social issues.
Producing the Atlas
The Atlas is developed and coordinated at the “Department of Public Health Status and Forecasting” which is part of the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Nationwide, experts, research institutes and universities have contributed to contribute to the National Atlas of Public Health in their area of expertise. The Dutch Ministry of Health (VWS) commissioned the Atlas.
Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM)
Centrum voor Volksgezondheid Toekomst Verkenningen (cVTV)
3720 BA Bilthoven
Fax: (030) 274 4450