About us

The Austrian National Public Health Institute (Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, GÖG) is the institution responsible for researching and planning public healthcare in Austria, and also acts as the national competence and funding centre for the promotion of health. Set up by federal law on 1 August 2006, GÖG has the federal government as its sole shareholder, represented by the Ministry of Health. It is a public non-profit limited liability company fully owned by the Republic of Austria and is organised in three business units.

Business Units


ÖBIG - Österreichisches Bundesinstitut für Gesundheitswesen: The Austrian National Institute for Health Services Research was founded in 1973. We analyse data, provide comprehensive information in the field of public health policy, and facilitate reform and innovation processes.

BIQG - Bundesinstitut für Qualität im Gesundheitswesen: The Austrian National Institute for Quality in Health Care was founded in 2007 (Act on Healthcare Quality). We develop standards, maintain registries, evaluate the quality of healthcare interventions and provide information and decision support to promote high quality healthcare in Austria.

FGÖ - Fonds Gesundes Österreich: The Austrian Health Promotion Fund was founded in 1998 (Health Promotion Act). We promote health and support initiatives to establish and improve knowledge, competences, and networks by granting financial assistance and offering guidance.

Our expertise

Our fields of expertise and services are extensive, ranging from structural planning and big data to the promotion of health. We also work in pharmacoeconomics, health economics, Health Technology Assessment, quality development & assurance, and have special expertise in areas like addictive behaviour, long-term care, digital health, mental health, health work force planning, and rehabilitation.

Good practice for scientific policy advice

Commission services from our subsidiaries

GÖ FP - Gesundheit Österreich Forschungs- und Planungs GmbH
GÖ FP carries out non-commercial projects, providing services for clients like universities, public authorities, sickness funds, NGOs, or supranational organisations.

GÖ B - Gesundheit Österreich Beratungs GmbH
GÖ B carries out commercial projects, providing services for clients like consultancies, industry, and other for-profit organisations.