The current aims of Finland's social and health policy are set out in the MSAH document Socially Sustainable Finland 2020 - Strategy for Social and Health Policy as well as and in the government programme.
The vision is that Finland in 2020 will be a socially sustainable and vibrant society, in which equality, mental and material wellbeing, gender equality, and economic, social and ecological sustainability contribute to the balanced development of society.
There will be a strong foundation for welfare in which
- Health and welfare features in all decision-making
- There are longer working careers through wellbeing at work
- There is a balance in the various areas of life
- Social security funding is on a sustainable foundation
There will be access to welfare for all where
- The diferentials in welfare and health are reduces
- Services are cultomer-oriented
- There are new service structures and operating practices
- There is a strong sense of social belonging
There will be a safe and healthy living environment to
- Strengthen the viability of the environment, and
- Ensure that society can continue to function under exceptional circumstances
Policies will be put into practice
- Through the integrated cooperation of all administrative sectors to improve welfare
- Engagement in predictive global social welfare and health care policy cooperation in the EU, internationally and bilaterally
- Using knowledge-based decision-making that draws on Research, development and innovations in the administrative sector
- Using effective communication where cooperation in the administrative sector regarding communication and expert input will be reinforced, and the division of duties clarified.
Strategic policies in practice
In addition to the above Strategy for Social and Health Policy, the strategic policy pursued by the MSAH is further fleshed out in a range of programmes, projects and recommendations. These support the planning of activities and finances, budget preparations and the guidance and management in the different agencies of the administrative sector.
The research, development and innovatory activities of the MSAH's administrative sector are mainly carried out by the institutes and agencies under the purview of the ministry. In addition, part of the funding from the Finnish Slot Machine Association is used for research and development.
For more information
Mr. Klaus Halla, Director of Development, tel. +358 9 160 73839, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Marja-Liisa Parjanne, Ministerial Counsellor for Finance, tel. +358 9 160 74392, email@example.com