Minister of Social Affairs and Health

Pirkko Mattila. Sosiaali- ja terveysministeri.The Minister of Social Affairs and Health Pirkko Mattila deals with

  • health insurance (daily allowances and reimbursements)
    • parenthood allowances
    • sickness allowances
    • reimbursements for medicines
    • reimbursements for travel expenses
    • health insurance reimbursements
    • reimbursements for organising occupational healthcare
    • employer’s funds
  • unemployment security
  • rehabilitation organised by Kela
  • pension security
  • housing allowance for pensioners
  • employment accident, motor liability, patient, life and non-life insurances
  • insurance market
  • pharmaceutical service
    • production, wholesale and retail sale of medicines
    • compulsory stockpiling
    • medicine reimbursement system
  • front veterans’ issues
  • disability benefits
  • occupational safety and health
  • Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations STEA as well as Veikkaus Oy and its proceeds
  • preparedness coordination

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services

Annika Saarikko. Perhe- ja peruspalveluministeri. Vaaleatukkainen nainen katsoo kameraan. Naisella on päällään sininen mekko.The Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Annika Saarikko deals with

  • social welfare
    • child welfare
    • social welfare and services for persons with disabilities, incl. interpreter services
    • care for alcohol and drug abusers
    • services for older persons
  • preventive social policy
  • health services
  • patient safety
  • publicly funded pharmacotherapy under the Health Care Act and related pharmaceutical service
  • prevention of communicable diseases
  • national vaccination programme and vaccine procurement
  • free-of-charge treatments under the Communicable Diseases Act and the Client Fees Act
  • public health
  • mental health
  • rehabilitation
  • health promotion
  • environmental healthcare
  • alcohol, drug and tobacco policy
  • gambling-related harm
  • health protection
  • home and leisure accidents
  • domestic violence and violence against women
  • occupational healthcare, excl. reimbursements
  • social assistance
  • maternity and child health clinics
  • school and student healthcare, school welfare services
  • family and parenting support, family social work
  • healthcare and social services for families
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • state reform schools
  • wellbeing, inclusion promotion and social exclusion of children and young people
  • maternity grants
  • conscript’s allowance
  • child benefits
  • child home care and private care allowances
  • farmers’ holiday and stand-in scheme
  • central government transfers to local government
  • general housing allowance

The Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services also deals with equality issues.


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