Updated 21 January 2021
Brief facts and organization
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.
- The prioritized target groups for the agency are:
- the Riksdag and the Government
- Governmental agencies
- County Administrative Boards
- various organizations