Swedish public health policy 2003-2013 – reflections on national and international public health policies. Stockholm, May 13-14, 2013
During the conference, presentations will be simultaneously interpreted into English. Presentations will be mainly in Swedish except for presentations given by international lecturers.
Day 1 International Perspective - To what extent have the social determinants of health become anchored in various national and international public health policies? What can we learn from each other?
Day 2 National Impact - How does a national public health policy influence public health practice at national, local and regional levels? What has happened? Examples are presented and discussed.
In 2013, ten years will have passed since the Swedish government established a national public health policy based on the social determinants of health, embodied by one overarching goal: to create societal conditions that will ensure good health, on equal terms, for the entire population.
Eleven goal areas which covered the most important determinants of Swedish public health were established under this overarching goal, together with a comprehensive set of indicators to follow the health progress of the population.
In an increasingly globalized world, however, is one country’s public health policy merely a drop in the bucket, or are there ripple effects? This international conference aims to bring together the makers, analysts and researchers of public health policy in various countries to discuss the inspirations, trends and outcomes of the last decade, with Sweden’s own work as one example.
- To what extent have the social determinants of health become anchored in various national and international public health policies?
- Do national public health policies influence or inspire similar work in other countries?
- How does a national public health policy influence public health practice at national, local and regional levels?
- How does a national public health policy influence the political agenda regarding public health investments?
Place: City Conference Center, Stockholm, Sweden
Date: 13–14 May, 2013
I look forward to welcoming you to Stockholm in May 2013!
Dr. Sarah Wamala,
Swedish National Institute of Public Health
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Updated Wednesday, February 06, 2013