The Danish National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is an institute devoted to forwarding public health concerns through research, knowledge and education. Formerly housed by the Danish Ministry of the Interior and Health, the NIPH currently resides under the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark. The NIPH is conveniently located in the center of Copenhagen.
The NIPH has national obligations, and especially to assisting public authorities in research-based counseling within the field of public health.
Research programs and centres
At present the research is organized in three programs:
Adult Health and Health-related Behavior
Child and Adolescent Health
Health and Social Conditions
NIPH has four centres resolving different research questions:
The department has more than 120 employees, which include doctors, midwives, nurses, psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, statisticians, nutritional scientists and economists.