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The National Board of Health and Welfare is Sweden's knowledge authority for the social and healthcare sector. Through collaboration, independent experts and reliable knowledge, it guides, supports and develops health care and social services in Sweden.The National Board of Health and Welfare tasks are to produce regulations, knowledge support and statistics, as well as follow-up and evaluations to provide people in Sweden with access to good care on equal terms.

Main Areas of Work

  • Children and young people
  • Elderly
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Public Health

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Providing social services
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
  • Capacity building and training
  • Professional training
  • Research and development
  • Conducting inspections
The National Board of Health and Welfare