Public health and sport in the budget
Public health and medical care is part of expenditure area 9 – Health care, medical care and social services – in the Government’s Budget Bill for 2017.
Sport is covered by appropriation 13:1 ‘Support for sport’, which is part of expenditure area 17 – Culture, the media, religious communities and leisure activities – in the Government’s Budget Bill for 2017.
This area includes the following appropriations:
2.1 The Public Health Agency of Sweden
2.2 Measures for vaccine preparedness
2:3 Grants to WHO
2:4 Measures to combat HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases
6:1 Alcoholic Beverages Product Range Board
6:2 Measures concerning alcohol, narcotics, doping, tobacco and gambling
7:1 Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare:
7:2 Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare: Research
8:1 National Board of Health and Welfare
13:1 Support for sport
Reform programme for reduced segregation
The Government will develop a long-term reform programme aimed at reducing segregation and narrowing social gaps. The aim is to lift socially vulnerable areas and help break the mechanisms of segregation at a structural level.
The reform programme will run between 2017 and 2025 and include measures intended to provide more sport and youth leaders in socially vulnerable areas. To ensure a lasting and self-sustaining supply of leaders, the aim is to offer local residents an opportunity to learn about community associations and provide training in leadership development.
A prerequisite for success is the involvement of the sports movement at various levels, and funds for this purpose have therefore been proposed in the amount of SEK 14 million per year for the first three years, and then SEK 18 million per year for the following six years.