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CV Jakob Forssmed


Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs


Christian Democrats

Areas of responsibility

  • Public health
  • Dental care
  • Psychiatry
  • Sport
  • Civil society and religious communities


  • 1995-2000
    Studies equivalent to a Degree of Master in Political Science, University of Gothenburg
  • 1991-1994
    Social sciences programme, Sandagymnasiet (upper secondary school)
  • 1993
    High School (Honorary diploma) Ripley High School, West Virginia

Positions and assignments

  • 2022-
    Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health
  • 2019
    Member, Parliamentary Review Commission (SOU 2019:46)
  • 2016
    Member, Surplus Target Committee (SOU 2016:67)
  • 2015-
    First Vice-Chair, Christian Democrats
  • 2014-2022
    Member of the Riksdag
  • 2014-2018
    Deputy Group Leader, Christian Democrats
  • 2014-2022
    Economic policy spokesperson, Christian Democrats
  • 2006-2014
    State Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office
  • 2004-2006
    Chief of Staff, Party Executive Staff, Christian Democrats
  • 2003-2004
    Member of the Riksdag
  • 2001-2004
    Chair, Young Christian Democrats
  • 2000-2001
    Political Secretary, Christian Democrats
  • 1999
    Ombudsman, Young Christian Democrats
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Ministry of Social Affairs and Public Health
Jakob Forssmed, Ministry of Social Affairs and Public Health Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices

I want to make life a little easier for people by creating good conditions for health and a sense of community.


Jakob Forssmed was born in 1974. He lives in Sollentuna, is married and has three children.