A cohesive society and sustainable wellbeing



Our mission is to safeguard people’s ability to work and function, their livelihoods, as well as the services required to support this. We do this by drafting legislation, providing guidance and direction and engaging with others.


Our values are equity, courage and transparency.


The vision of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Group* is to create a cohesive society and sustainable wellbeing.

To achieve our vision, we have selected five strategic goals. Reaching these goals requires long-term work to improve people’s everyday lives and our modern welfare society, in line with the Government Programme.

* The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Group includes the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH/TTL), the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), the Finnish Medicines Agency (Fimea) and the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira).


We will be able to achieve our vision by evolving in a constantly changing world, where: 

  • demographics are changing and globalisation is the norm;
  • work life if transforming and technology is rapidly advancing; and
  • individuals are increasingly involved in society and matters involving them.

Read more about these megatrends in the Futures Review of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health:


Further information

Riikka Pellikka, Senior Specialist 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Management Support Unit / JOT, Strategy Group / STRA 0295163659