Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (Sweden)

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Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Socialdepartementet
Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health
  • Acko Ankarberg Johansson,
    Minister for Healthcare
  • Anna Tenje,
    Minister for Older People and Social Security
  • Camilla Waltersson Grönvall,
    Minister for Social Services
  • Websitewww.government.se/government-of-sweden/ministry-of-health-and-social-affairs/

    The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (

    and the rights of children, the elderly and disabled people.

    The ministry is currently headed by the Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, Jakob Forssmed of the Christian Democrats.[2]

    History

    The ministry was established on 1 July 1920 when the Ministry of Civil Service Affairs was split into two ministries, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Communications.

    It's located on Fredsgatan 8 in Stockholm.

    Government agencies and other bodies

    The largest agency under the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (sorted by operating costs) is the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, with annual costs over 15% of GDP and 16,000 employees.[3] This agency is in charge of financial aspects of family policy and social security in the event of illness and disability.

    The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is principal for 20 government agencies, two state-owned companies (Systembolaget AB, operating a alcohol monopoly, and Apoteket Produktion % Laboratorier AB, operating non-monopolistic entity) and three funds.

    Agencies[4]

    Government funds[4]

    State-owned companies[4]

    Policy areas[5]

    • Burial and cremation services
    • Care for older people
    • Children's rights
    • Civil society and sports
    • Disabilities
    • Faith communities
    • Family care
    • Medical care
    • Pensions system
    • Public health
    • Social insurance
    • Social services
    • Youth policy

    Cabinet ministers

    Ministers with responsibility as Head of the Ministry

    Ministers for Social Security

    Ministers with the title of Health Care

    No. Portrait Name Title Took office Left office Time in office Party Prime Minister
    1
    Ingegerd Troedsson
    Troedsson, IngegerdIngegerd Troedsson
    (born 1929)
    Minister for Health Care8 October 197618 October 19782 years, 10 days ModerateFälldin, ThorbjörnThorbjörn Fälldin (C)
    2
    Hedda Lindahl
    Lindahl, HeddaHedda Lindahl
    (born 1919)
    Minister for Health Care18 October 197812 October 1979359 days LiberalsUllsten, OlaOla Ullsten (L)
    3
    Elisabeth Holm
    Holm, ElisabethElisabeth Holm
    (born 1917)
    Minister for Health Care12 October 19795 May 19811 year, 205 days ModerateFälldin, ThorbjörnThorbjörn Fälldin (C)
    4
    Karin Ahrland
    Ahrland, KarinKarin Ahrland
    (born 1931)
    Minister for Health Care22 May 19818 October 19821 year, 139 days LiberalsFälldin, ThorbjörnThorbjörn Fälldin (C)
    Title not used: 1982–1991
    5
    Bo Könberg
    Könberg, BoBo Könberg
    (born 1945)
    Minister for Health Care and Social Security4 October 19917 October 19943 years, 3 days LiberalsBildt, CarlCarl Bildt (M)
    Title not used: 1994–2014
    6
    Gabriel Wikström
    Wikström, GabrielGabriel Wikström
    (born 1985)
    Minister for Public Health, Health Care and Sports3 October 201427 July 20172 years, 297 days Social DemocratsLöfven, StefanStefan Löfven (S/SAP)
    Title not used: 2017–2022
    7
    Acko Ankarberg Johansson
    Ankarberg Johansson, AckoAcko Ankarberg Johansson
    (born 1964)
    Minister for Health Care18 October 2022Incumbent1 year, 130 days Christian DemocratsKristersson, UlfUlf Kristersson (M)

    Ministers with the title of Social Services

    No. Portrait Name Title Took office Left office Time in office Party Prime Minister
    1
    Camilla Waltersson Grönvall
    Waltersson GrönvallCamilla Waltersson Grönvall
    (born 1969)
    Minister for Social Services18 October 2022Incumbent1 year, 130 days ModerateKristersson, UlfUlf Kristersson (M)

    See also

    References

    1. ^ "Socialdepartementet". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 November 2010. (subscription required)
    2. ^ "Jakob Forssmed". Regeringen och Regeringskansliet. 2023-06-22. Retrieved 2023-07-17.
    3. ^ "Om Försäkringskassan". - (in Swedish). 2022-12-27. Retrieved 2023-07-17.
    4. ^ a b c "Myndigheter med flera" (in Swedish). Regeringen och Regeringskansliet. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2023-07-17.
    5. ^ "Ministry of Health and Social Affairs - Areas". Regeringen och Regeringskansliet. 2023-07-07. Retrieved 2023-07-17.

    External links

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