Objectives for health and medical care policy

Health and medical care

  • People must be offered effective, good-quality health and medical care that is tailored to their needs. This care must be equitable, gender-equal and accessible. 

Objectives for public health

  • The overall objective for public health policy is to create the conditions for good and equitable health among the entire population, and to end avoidable health inequalities within a generation.
  • The objective of alcohol, narcotics, doping and tobacco policy is a society free from narcotics and doping, with a reduction in medical and social harm caused by alcohol and a reduction in tobacco use.
  • The objective of society’s measures as regards gambling addiction is to reduce the harmful effects of excessive gambling.

In the Budget Bill for 2020, the Government proposed a new fifth objective for public health policy:

Elderly people should:

  • be offered equitable and gender-equal health and social care.