| Project of the Month - April 2010

HITT-CIS Health in Times of Transition

The HITT-CIS Project – "Health in Times of Transition: Trends in Population Health and Health Policies in CIS Countries" is an FP7-Health collaborative research project, funded by EU-FP7 Programme (2009-2013). This is an international research project that will study, in detail, trends in population health and health policies in 10 countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia).
 

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The HITT-CIS Project – Health in Times of Transition: Trends in Population Health and Health Policies in CIS Countries

This is an expanded follow-up of an earlier project called “Living Conditions, Lifestyles and Health”(http://www.llh.at/) implemented in 2000-2003 by the same consortium.

Description of the project:

The 48-month project started on 01 May 2009.

Project Facts

  • HITT-CIS is an interdisciplinary effort by public health researches supported by social and political scientists
  • Empirical element includes a large-scale sociological survey in 10 CIS countries and a series of focused qualitative surveys
  • Additional components include analysis of economic determinants of behavior and policy analysis
  • HITT-CIS cooperates closely with the WHO (World Health Organization) and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, as well as with the World Bank

Who will benefit from this project and how?

HITT-CIS brings concrete benefits by providing recommendations to improve public health policies and interacting with national and international stake-holders by:

  • disseminating findings within each country and to EU policymakers and international researchers
  • capacity building through training of researchers
  • identifying policy implications based upon research evidence

Geographical and empirical scope

  • Large scale survey in 10 CIS countries (approximately 20.000 respondents, up to 100 formalized questions)
  • Community profiles in survey regions
  • Expert interviews, media analysis, focus groups, etc.

What are the main research themes?

HITT-CIS focuses on eight core research themes and will produce a series of detailed research reports and policy briefs addressing each of them.

  • Long-term trends in population health in CIS countries
  • Diet and nutrition patterns in CIS countries
  • Consumption of Alcohol and Tobacco in CIS countries and related public policies
  • Access to health care
  • Social and economic burden of disease
  • Identification of strategies to improve population health
  • Living conditions, Lifestyles and health in CIS countries
  • Public health policies in CIS countries

FP7 info and project number

Funded under 7th Seventh Framework Programme

Research area: FP7 Capacities Specific Programme
Objective: FP7-Health-2007-B Project Reference: 223344
Participating Countries: Austria, United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
Full information about project and partners: http://www.hitt-cis.net/

Contact persons

Project Coordination team:
Dr. Alexander Chvorostov, Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria,
Bianca Brandl, Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria,
Lev Rather, Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria,

Contact in Central Asia:
Dr. Gulzhan Alimbekova, CIOM, Kazakhstan,
Aizhan Shabdenova, CIOM, Kazakhstan,
Zhanat Amantay, CIOM, Kazakhstan,

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Documents

  • Information leaflet in English

    [PDF - 634.1 kB]

     (URL: https://increast.eu/_media/hitt-cis_leaflet_english.pdf)

  • Information leaflet in Russian

    [PDF - 688.8 kB]

     (URL: https://increast.eu/_media/hitt-cis_leaflet_russian.pdf)