Welfare and health promotion
The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health supports the welfare of people in Finland via social and health services and by ensuring income security.
Many areas of health legislation enhance welfare promotion.
Health promotion »
The MSAH has a general responsibility for guiding and overseeing health promotion in Finland.
Promoting participation »
Participation entails involvement, influence as well as care and sharing in society's commonly constructed welfare.
Substance harm prevention »
The MSAH is involved in policy planning, guidance and drafting legislation concerning alcohol, tobacco and drug use.
Preventing violence and crime »
Reducing violence in Finnish society is a national objective. The aim is to locate an effective national working model for violence prevention.
Environmental health »
The MSAH seeks to identify, prevent and eradicate health hazards from the environment.