Public Health Department

  • Head of Department:
  • Marina Polic Vizintin, MD, PhD
  • Telephone:
  • 385 1 46 96 169
  • 385 1 46 96 165
  • Fax:
  • 385 1 46 78 013
  • E-mail:
  • Address:
  • Mirogojska cesta 16
  • 10000 Zagreb
  • Croatia

Main goals:

  • assessment of health condition of population

  • assessment of population health needs

  • identification of public health problems

  • selection of priorities for needed interventions

  • implementation of measures regarding preventive medicine, health protection, particularly in the field of primary prevention

  • health promotion

  • health protection of high-risk patient groups, including elderly


Main activities:

  • public health surveillance: observation and assessment of health condition and population needs

  • analysis of demographic movements

  • health indicators elaboration and observation

  • elaboration and observation of work quality indicators in the field of health protection

  • publication of Health Statistics Yearbook of the City of Zagreb

  • health promotion is oriented primarily to prevention of general population diseases, high-risk groups and individuals

  • health campaigns – healthy lifestyle promotion: expert lectures, e-magazine “Health for all” (, workshops, courses

  • Preventive Medicine Unit – individual approach: consultations, preventive medical examinations, anthropological parameters measurements, laboratory biochemical analysis and molecular diagnostics

  • implementation of the national preventive medicine programme: National Programme of Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

  • consultation and education regarding reproductive health

  • identification of the needs in the field of institutional and extra-institutional health care

  • providing of expert methodological assistance to those involved in the health protection of elderly people

  • defining Programme of measures and procedures for elderly health protection in Croatia


  • Health Promotion Division

  • Division for Assessment of Health Status and Needs

  • Unit for Preventive Medicine