New Public Health Act in Norway from 1st January 2012

The new Public Health Act will be introduced in Norway from 1st January 2012. The pupose of this Act will be to contribute to societal development that promotes public health and reduces social inequalities in health.

The Act establishes a new foundation for strengthening systematic public health work in the development of policies and planning for societal development based on regional and local challenges and needs. The Act is based on five fundamental principles that shall underpin policies and action to improve population health. The principles are:

  • Health equity
  • Health in all policies
  • Sustainable development
  • Precautionary principle
  • Participation

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