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Norrland Observatory for Equity in Health and Health Care

Research group 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

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Upcoming events


April 22: Elder abuse: What is it and what can we do about it? Britt-Inger Saveman, Senior Professor, Department of Nursing



May 20: Complex inequalities in health Per Gustafsson, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health



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.

Head of research

Miguel San Sebastian
Professor, other position


Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

Research area

Public health and health care science