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The Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), based in Helsinki, is an expert agency that provides data on health and welfare for decision-making, policy and programme implementation in the field. The Institute studies, monitors, and develops measures to promote the wellbeing and health of the population, gathers and produces information based on research and data. The Institute also provides expertise to support decision-making.

Main Areas of Work

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

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Role of the social worker
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
  • Research and development
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems
  • Policy making assistance
  • Data gathering
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 Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.