Health Equity in the Nordic Region
Increased health disparities and a welfare state under pressure - how can we strive towards good and equal health in the Nordic region?
On 22–23 November 2018, the Nordic Welfare Centre and The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, under the auspices of the Swedish chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers, are organising a conference on health equity.
Programme: Health Equity in the Nordic Region
The socio-economic differences in health have increased more in the Nordic countries than in other parts of Western and Southern Europe. How can these health disparities be explained? How do the social gaps affect health and well-being? Are the growing gaps a threat to the Nordic welfare model? The conference will address these questions and discuss what policies can be used to counteract inequality.
- Terje Andreas Eikemo, Professor of sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim
- Jesper Roine, Associate professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics and Deputy director at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE)
- Therese Nilsson, Associate professor of economics at Lund University and at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
- Lars Trägårdh, PhD in history from UC Berkeley, Professor of history at Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College in Stockholm
- Pernille Due, Dr.Med.Sci, Professor at the University of Southern Denmark and the National Institute of Public Health, Denmark
- Per-Olof Östergren, Professor in social medicine and global health at Lund University
- Michael Birkjær, Analyst at Happiness Research Institute in Denmark, holds a MSc in political science from Copenhagen University
- Sven Bremberg, MD, PhD, Senior consultant at the Public Health Agency of Sweden, Associate professor, Department of Public Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
- Gabriel Heller Sahlgren, Research director at the Centre for Education Economics, PhD student at the London School of Economics, Affiliated researcher at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics
During 2016 – 2018 the Nordic Council of Ministers has financed projects with purpose to strengthen good and equal health. Parallel sessions offer an opportunity for important learnings on how to work with equal health on a national level
Time: 22 – 23 November 2018 (full + half day)
Location: Bryggarsalen at Odenplan in Stockholm (Norrtullsgatan 12N), Sweden
Communications Adviser Jessica Gustafsson, tel: +358 40 060 5752