The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Published 13 July 2018

Brief facts and organization

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

Facts

  • 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 490.
  • 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
    - Regions and County Councils
    - Municipalities
    - County Administrative Boards
    - various organizations

Organization