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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 socioeconomic inequalities in health and health care in the Northern region of Sweden (Norrland)
  • to conduct pertinent research on different aspects of socioeconomic 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 2020 on August 24-26 2020 at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden!

The theme for this years conference is Advancing Sustainable Transformation.

Our recent publications

Degerlund Maldi K, San Sebastian M, Gustafsson PE, Jonsson F. Widespread and widely widening? Examining absolute socioeconomic health inequalities in northern Sweden across twelve health indicators. Int J Equity Health 2019 Dec 18;18(1):197. doi: 10.1186/s12939-019-1100-5

Jonsson F, Goicolea I, San Sebastian M. Rural-urban differences in health among youth in northern Sweden: an outcome-wide epidemiological approach. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2019 Dec;78(1):1640015. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2019.1640015

San Sebastián M, Mosquera PA, Gustafsson PE. Do cardiovascular disease prevention programs in northern Sweden impact on population health? An interrupted time series analysis. BMC Public Health. 2019 Feb 15;19(1):202. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6514-x.

Szilcz M, Mosquera PA, San Sebastián M, Gustafsson PE. Income inequalities in leisure time physical inactivity in northern Sweden: A decomposition analysis.Scand J Public Health. 2019 Jan 11:1403494818812647. doi: 10.1177/1403494818812647.

Hultstrand Ahlin C, Carson D, Goicolea I. "There is no reward penny for going out and picking up youths": issues in the design of accessible youth healthcare services in rural northern Sweden. BMC Res Notes. 2019 Feb 4;12(1):74. doi: 10.1186/s13104-019-4108-4.