ParticipantsNational Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)    September 19, 2020  English (United States) English (United Kingdom)
National Institute for Health and Welfare

The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is a research and development institute under the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

THL works to promote the well-being and health of the population, prevent diseases and social problems, and develop social and health services.

THL is the statutory statistical authority in health and welfare and maintains a strong knowledge base within its own field of operations. THL is also responsible for the application of this knowledge.

THL has a wide range of tools to carry out its responsibilities: research, follow-up and evaluation, development, expert influence, official tasks as well as international co-operation.

THL seeks to serve the broader society in addition to the scientific community, actors in the field and decision-makers in central government and municipalities.

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