Brief facts and organisation

The Public Health Agency of Sweden is an expert authority with responsibility for public health issues at a national level.


  • The Public Health Agency of Sweden is a government agency accountable to the Government (Ministry of Health and Social Affairs).
  • Office locations are both in Solna (Stockholm) and in Östersund.
  • The number of employees is approximately 600.
  • The Agency was formed on 1 January 2014 through a merger of The Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control and The Swedish National Institute of Public Health.
  • On 1 July 2015 the Agency assumed the overall responsibility for the country's communicable disease control from The National Board of Health and Welfare.
  • The Agency is the national focal point concerning international threats to public health.
  • On 1 August 2021 the Agency was designated official statistics agency for the two areas development of public health and communicable disease control.
  • The prioritized target groups for the Agency are:
    • the Riksdag and the Government
    • Governmental agencies
    • Regions
    • Municipalities
    • County Administrative Boards
    • various organisations


Figure. Organisationchart of The Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Organisationchart, accessible version under construction available soon