Upcoming Events

The 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR10) will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 26th to 29th May, 2020

“Improving Health Equity among Greater Sub-Mekong Region: A Public Health Challenge”


Methodological Innovations in Epidemiology

The Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University collaborating with Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) will organize the 51st APACPH conference 2019 under the theme “SDGs in Reality”

The 7th AHLA conference with the main theme Health Literacy in Smart Universal Healthcare, to be held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 10th-12th November 2019

Recent works

Project: NCDs Surveillance in 6 ASEAN Countries
Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) honored to be one Vietnam representatives participating in the project.
Prospects for public health research cooperation with the School of Health Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand in 2020-2021
The visit to New Zealand of ICHR ended successfully and promised the prospect of cooperation with new and potential...
ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN - Mapping the Needs and Resources in Eight Cities across the World - An EBLS's NaRA Report
The Evidence for Better Lives Study is a critical partner in the efforts by international organisations to achieve the...
The Research Project "Epidemiology of Snakebites in Can Tho City" in 2018
The Institute for Community Health Research in cooperation with the Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine -...
“Hue Healthy Adolescent Cohort Study: Promotion of healthy vision and prevention of non-communicable diseases”
Institute for Community Health Research, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy in collaboration with Tokyo Medical...

Mission and vision

To become a leading institute in Vietnam and in the Southeast Asia region for community health research, technical support and consultation services to promote better community health. The primary strategy is to create and sustain stronger community-university connections.


The mission of the ICHR is to carry out high quality collaborative researches, providing technical consultation and promoting evidence-based practice in community healthcare.


  1. Develop of a strong academic and health services network to ensure sustainability, including cooperation at local, national and international levels.
  2. Enhance the technical skills in research and evaluation of health staff of five intervention provinces in Central and Highlands areas of Vietnam.
  3. Conduct multidisciplinary research and promote Evidence-Based Practice in community health care
  4. Enable open access to health information through community-based and scientific forums
  5. Improve research ethics review procedures.


  • Developing a strong collaborative network between ICHR and national and international partners.
  • Providing technical workshops and training on research topics in response to the demands of the provincial partners and on Strategic Planning, Evidence-based Practice, Research Ethical Review.
  • Developing a service network for consultation and evaluation of community health research
  • Providing technical and financial supports for implementing research projects at HUMP and at five provinces in the Central and Highland area of Vietnam.
  • Undertake advanced large-scale research projects on public health mainly via postgraduate scholarships and external grants.
  • Strengthening evidence-based practice (EBP) in community healthcare for the provincial health service staff (by supporting for conducting evaluative researches on community health services).
  • Contribution to upgrade the editorial and peer review procedures in order to improve quality of the HUMP’s Journal of Medicine and Pharmacy.
  • Support active connection between the provincial researchers and HUMP’s Learning Resource Centre including provision of training on Advanced Information Retrieval Skills
  • Organizing annual scientific seminars and festivals in community.
  • Publishing and disseminating the research findings in national and international journals and scientific conferences
  • Develop and maintain an official website of the ICHR to enhance collaboration and information exchange among partners.
  • Host training workshops on “Achieving international standards for Institutional Review Boards (IRB)”. This will be open to the ICHR’s provincial network. After the training event there will be ongoing mentoring from experts in Viet Nam and Australia for the IRB members
  • Develop, introduce electronic information system and organize regular meetings of IRB and Research Ethics Committee of HUMP 

The Institute Structure and Staff           

The main office of the Institute is situated within Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, one of the leading medical universities in Vietnam. In 2014 there are 15 full-time and part-time staff, of whom 8 have PhD degrees.In addition, we have five provincial coordinators who are staff of Departments of Health in the provinces of Thua-Thien Hue, Danang, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak.

Full details are available at the website: http://iccchr-hue.org.vn/