Updated 5 September 2022
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.
- 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
- County Administrative Boards
- various organizations
Figure. Organisationchart of The Public Health Agency of Sweden.