Public health and sport

Public health is about preventing ill health.This area covers everything from measures to promote public health and specific issues such as protection against communicable diseases, alcohol and tobacco. The area of sport includes both public health issues, such as getting people to be physically active and exercise, and democratic perspectives, such as getting people to engage and assume responsibility in non-profit activities. The area also includes initiatives to bring the experience of sporting events to the public.

Responsible for public health and sport

Responsible ministers

Annika Strandhäll
Annika Strandhäll Minister for Social Security
Gabriel Wikström
Gabriel Wikström Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport

Responsible ministry

News about public health and sport

  • BP 2017 Sport issues

    Additional funds to sporting activities for asylum seekers and reform programme for reduced segregation

  • Sport – an arena for integrating new arrivals

    Sweden's Government believes that it is particularly important to provide good opportunities for new arrivals to participate in Swedish society. The sports movement offers meeting places for everyone and thereby an arena for integration. The Government is therefore giving SEK 64 million annually to support the sports movement's work with new arrivals in Sweden.

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