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Norrland Observatory for Equity in Health and Health Care

NOEHHC is formed by a multidisciplinary group of researchers based at the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå university

NOEHHC´s aims

  • to monitor social inequalities in health and health care in the Northern region of Sweden (Norrland)
  • to conduct pertinent research on different aspects of social inequalities in health and health care
  • to provide relevant information regarding those inequalities to policy-makers in the region

Latest news

News from the Swedish Association of Social Medicine

On May 4-5, 2020, we will gather to discuss important  questions - save the dates!

• Roundtable at 13-16 followed by the Annual meeting on May 4 from 5 to 7 pm in Stockholm
• Spring meeting Equity in health in Sweden on May 5 together with SLS and the Swedish Association for General Medicine at Klara Östra Kyrkogatan - program is coming

Free SK course in social medicine 5-6 Oct & Nov 11, 2020 in Uppsala: Unequal health and health development in the marginalized society.

• Open to ST in social medicine and others specialities, "gray blockers" and additional specialists. Spread the information! Register by May 1st, max 16 places!

[Social Medicine journal new number]

Vol 12, No 2 (2019)

[Socialmedicinsk tidskrift nytt nummer] 

Sjukförsäkringen i dag och i morgon; Vol 96, Nr 5 (2019) (in Swedish)

Upcoming events

Save the date:

DevRes 2021 on June 14-16 2021 at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden!

The theme for this years conference is Advancing Sustainable Transformation.

Our recent publications

Nyamande FN, Mosquera PA, San Sebastián M, Gustafsson PE. Intersectional equity in health care: assessing complex inequities in primary and secondary care utilization by gender and education in northern Sweden. Int J Equity Health. 2020 Sep 11;19(1):159. doi: 10.1186/s12939-020-01272-7.

Jonsson F, Goicolea I, Christianson M, Carson DB, Wiklund M. Landscapes of care and despair for rural youth - a qualitative study in the northern Swedish 'periphery'. Int J Equity Health. 2020 Oct 2;19(1):171. doi: 10.1186/s12939-020-01288-z.

Jonsson F, Goicolea I. "We believe in you, like really believe in you": Initiating a realist study of (re)engagement initiatives for youth not in employment, education or training with experiences from northern Sweden. Eval Program Plann. 2020 Dec;83:101851. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2020.101851.

Gotfredsen AC, Goicolea I, Landstedt E. Carving out space for collective action: a study on how girls respond to everyday stressors within leisure participation. Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being. 2020 Dec;15(1):1815486. doi: 10.1080/17482631.2020.1815486.

San Sebastián M, Edin-Liljegren A, Jonsson F. Rural-urban differences in suicide attempts and mortality among young people in northern Sweden, 1998-2017: A register-based study. Scand J Public Health. 2020 Jul 17:1403494820939018. doi: 10.1177/1403494820939018.