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.
News about public health and sport
Minister for Health and Social Affairs gave a speech at WHO Partners Forum
On 9-10 April Sweden hosted WHO Partners Forum in Stockholm. Many world leaders in the health area were there to discuss a new cooperation and initiatives to deal with the most urgent health challenges of our time.
– This is a historic moment for honest discussions on tackling modern global health threats. We need to ensure that WHO is equipped and supported to be able to lead the global response to future health challenges, Minister Hallengren said.
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Everyone should be able to take part in our cultural life, sporting life and democracy
Amanda Lind, Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport, talks about her areas of responsibility and her role as minister.
Sweden’s work on global health – implementing the 2030 Agenda
The 2030 Agenda offers us a new opportunity to influence and help improve the health situation for people in Sweden and globally. By acting globally, we create conditions for positive developments in our own country while also contributing to, and taking responsibility for, positive developments in the world at large. The document Sweden’s work on global health seeks to bring together and consolidate existing strategies, priorities and policies with the aim of setting out a clear and common agenda and creating the conditions for more effective communications, increased collaboration and, ultimately, more impactful Swedish action.
Barents: 25 years of successful cooperation
The Barents cooperation has laid the foundation for far-reaching people-to-people cooperation and high-level political dialogue in the European Arctic. The 25th anniversary of cooperation was marked by a seminar at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the European Union on 5 June to highlight cooperation in an EU perspective and to look ahead.
International conference in Stockholm on men and gender equality
On 15–16 May, Sweden and Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Lena Hallengren hosted the 4th International Conference on Men and Equal Opportunities (ICMEO) in Stockholm. Among the 300 participants were several European gender equality ministers, researchers and representatives of government agencies and civil society. The role and responsibility of men and boys in gender equality efforts was in focus, as well as how we change social norms that have negative effects.
Public health policy to be more equitable
In mid-April 2018, the Government presented the Bill entitled ‘Good and equitable public health – an advanced public health policy’ to the Riksdag. The overarching objective of public health policy will be reworded, with a clearer focus on equitable health throughout the population, and the goal of reducing avoidable health inequalities within a generation.
Sub-target 1: Equal division of power and influence
The Government’s first gender equality policy sub-target is to achieve an ‘Equal distribution of power and influence’ in society and ensure that women and men have the same rights and opportunities to be active citizens and to shape the conditions for decision-making in all sectors of society.
Reforms for increased security and welfare in the Budget Bill for 2018
In the Budget Bill for 2018, the Government presents a range of proposals to increase security and welfare in Sweden. Here you can learn more about the proposals related to the areas of responsibility of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.
Regnér took part in launch of gender equality web portal for newly arrived children and young people
On Thursday 6 April 2017, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér inaugurated the multilingual Youmo.se website that provides information about health, gender equality, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Changes to the subscription service for content concerning health care, public health and sport
Changes will be made to the subscription service for some areas on government.se from 2 June. This includes ‘Health care’ becoming a subscription area of its own, while ‘Public health and sport’ will be combined within a single area. In order to continue to receive the content you want, you may need to update your subscription on government.se.