The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 25 February 2022

Brief facts and organization

The Public Health Agency of Sweden is an expert authority with responsibility for public health issues at a national level.


  • The Public Health Agency of Sweden is a government agency accountable to the Government (Ministry of Health and Social Affairs).
  • Office locations are both in Solna (Stockholm) and in Ă–stersund.
  • The number of employees is approximately 600.
  • The Agency was formed on 1 January 2014 through a merger of The Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control and The Swedish National Institute of Public Health.
  • On 1 July 2015 the Agency assumed the overall responsibility for the country's communicable disease control from The National Board of Health and Welfare.
  • The agency is the national focal point concerning international threats to public health.
  • On 1 August 2021 the Agency was designated official statistics agency for the two areas development of public health and communicable disease control.
  • The prioritized target groups for the Agency are:
    - the Riksdag and the Government
    - Governmental agencies
    - Regions 
    - Municipalities
    - County Administrative Boards
    - various organizations


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