Finland is located to the north-east of the Baltic Sea. The objectives of Finnish health policy are to reduce premature deaths, to extend people’s active and healthy life, to ensure the best possible quality of life for all and to reduce differences in health. In practice there are three different health care systems in Finland which receive public funding: municipal health care, private health care and occupational health care. Source:Health Systems in Transition (HiT) Finland.
Top storyNew course builds “soft skills” for greater health equity and well-being in policy
On 8–10 June 2016, WHO/Europe held the first "flagship" course on Equity in Health in All Policies (eHiAP). The course is designed to build capacity in the "soft skills" needed to bridge policies and sectors to ensure greater health equity and well-being.
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