NIPH has existed since 1950 and has changed it's name twice.
Danish Tuberculosis Index, DTI, is established as a self-governing institution by The Danish Health Authorities and The Danish Medical Association for Tuberculosis. DTI initiates a major tuberculosis examination of the Danish population.
The state undertakes the running of DTI.
DTI changes it's name and overall purpose when the research of tuberculosis is discontinued. The institute is now called The Danish Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, DICE, and is a selv-governing institute underlying The Danish Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior and The Danish Ministry of Health. DICE conducts disease registrations and epidemic research which has a major society medical impact and has a close cooperation with The Danish Health Authorities.
The institute is entered in the Finance Bill.
The institute changes it's name for the second time since 1950. DICE becomes The National Institute of Public Health, NIPH.
The institute is fusioned with the University of Southern Denmark and is no longer underlying The Danish Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior or The Danish Ministry of Health.