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TRKI Social Research Inc. is an independent, employee-owned research organisation that specialises in policy research in the fields of social policy and the social consequences of economic policies. This includes related data-collection, archiving and statistical activities. We recently increased our involvement in the areas of strategic market research and health policy analysis. In addition, we regularly contribute to basic research, in the areas of social stratification and inequality, and to the methodology of empirical social research.

TÁRKI Centre for Health Research

The Centre provides reliable information and systematic scientific evidence to decision makers in the health sector and other related sectors. By supporting evidence-based, informed decision making, the Centre will help make more efficient use of public and private funds to improve the health of the population. The Centre will assist in the reform of the Hungarian health system and the development of the health industry and related fields by analysing the health status and health needs of the Hungarian population, the performance and capacity of the health system, and by identifying and presenting the best international practices.

Main activities

TRKI Centre for Health Research is able

  • to elaborate and provide answers to the questions - and solutions to the problems -raised by decision makers; upon request, to prepare analyses, strategic plans and reports; to evaluate the effect of health interventions and programmes; to provide advisory services;
  • to develop appropriate indicator systems for the requested services; to collect and analyse information and make it available in the form of a database;
  • to plan and conduct research projects and health surveys, develop models and make health forecasts to satisfy demand for health information;
  • to prepare the ground for decision making by facilitating forums for professionals, key players and stakeholders, and by providing training.

Priority activity areas

  • Effective communication of health information: developing health intelligence and adequate communication in support of decision makers.
  • Methodology of health surveys: planning and implementing state-of-the-art health interview and examination surveys.
  • Research into health inequality and equity: mapping health needs, estimating capacity requirements by taking account of health needs.
  • Researching the social determinants of health: health in the workplace, measuring work-related stress, complex forecasting and modelling.

Potential contracting parties and sponsors

  • Central and local government
  • Health insurance funds
  • Development agencies
  • EU, WHO
  • International professional organisations
  • Economic organisations in the health sector
  • Civil organisations, citizens