International audit of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare begins
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has launched an international audit of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare as agreed in the Institute's performance agreement. Completed in early spring 2023, the audit will provide the Institute with a basis for developing its operations.
The audit aims to provide a future-oriented expert assessment of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s work in the changed operating environment: how the Institute can fulfil its duties of promoting the population’s health and wellbeing, preventing illnesses and social problems, and developing healthcare and social welfare and the related services.
A panel of international experts will carry out the audit. The panel will visit the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Helsinki for the first time on 2–4 October 2022. The independent panel is chaired by Maris Jesse (former Director of Estonia’s National Public Health Institute) and Professor Patrick Jeurissen (University of Radboud in the Netherlands).
The panellists are Director Josep Figueras (WHO European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies), Tuija Kumpulainen (former Director General of Finland’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health), Director Kai Leichsenring (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research), Director Ilkka Luoma (North Ostrobothnia Wellbeing Services County in Finland), Director Fernando Simon (Spain’s Ministry of Health) and Director-General Camilla Stoltenberg (Norway’s Institute of Public Health).
The previous international audit of the Institute took place in 2013–2014.
Pasi Pohjola, Director of Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, [email protected]
Mia Nykopp, Director of Administration and Finance, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, [email protected]
Maris Jesse, Chair of the Panel, [email protected]