Assessment of Population Health Risks of Policies

  • Gabriel Guliš
  • Odile Mekel
  • Balázs Ádám
  • Liliana Cori

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gabriel Guliš, Joanna Kobza, Jana Kollárová, Ingrida Zurlyte, Mariusz Geremek, Ágnes Molnár et al.
    Pages 1-11
  3. Piedad Martin-Olmedo, Odile Mekel
    Pages 13-35
  4. Balázs Ádám, Ágnes Molnár, Gabriel Guliš, Peter Otorepec, Razvan Chereches, Joanna Kobza et al.
    Pages 37-130
  5. Peter Otorepec, Piedad Martin-Olmedo, Julia Bolivar, Odile Mekel, Jutta Grohmann, Daniela Kállayova et al.
    Pages 131-198
  6. Odile Mekel, Piedad Martin-Olmedo, Balázs Ádám, Rainer Fehr
    Pages 199-232
  7. Gabriel Guliš, Liliana Cori, Sarah Sierig, Odile Mekel
    Pages 233-248
  8. Liliana Cori, Gabriel Guliš, Joanna Kobza, Ágnes Molnár, Jana Kollárová
    Pages 249-262
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 263-269

About this book


Assessment of Population Health Risks of Policies

Gabriel Guliš, Odile Mekel, Balázs Ádám, and Liliana Cori, editors



Public health continues to evolve as professionals work not only to prevent disease and promote well-being but also to reduce health disparities and protect the environment. To a greater extent, policy is intimately linked to this process, a reality that is gaining traction in the public health sector.


With this understanding in mind, Assessment of Population Health Risks of Policies introduces an international set of guidelines, Risk Assessment from Policies to Impact Dimension (RAPID). In keeping with widely recognized models of public health operations, this innovative methodology factors in social, environmental, and economic health determinants to predict adverse outcomes to populations arising from large-scale policy decisions. Case studies from across the European Union illustrate both the intricacies of risk quantification and other components of assessment and possible relationships between policy and health outcomes. And contributors suggest how international health standards may be implemented despite significant cultural and political differences among nations. Included in the coverage:


  • Public health, policy analysis, risk assessment and impact assessment
  • Risk assessment, impact assessment and evaluation
  • Top-down versus bottom-up policy risk assessment
  • Quantification of health risks
  • Application of RAPID guidance on an international policy
  • Use of policy risk assessment results in political decision making


Assessment of Population Health Risks of Policies is an essential and proactive read for researchers and practitioners in impact assessment, public policy, public health, and epidemiology.



health impact assessment health impact modeling policy development and public health policy risk assessment risk assessment methodology uncertainty analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriel Guliš
    • 1
  • Odile Mekel
    • 2
  • Balázs Ádám
    • 3
  • Liliana Cori
    • 4
  1. 1.Unit for Health Promotion ResearchUniversity of Southern DenmarkEsbjergDenmark
  2. 2.Unit Innovation in HealthNRW Centre for HealthBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark, and University of DebrecenDebrecenHungary
  4. 4.Institute of Clinical PhysiologyNational Research CouncilRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8596-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8597-1
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