The rise and fall of a National Safety Promotion Programme - The case of Sweden
2011 (English)In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INJURY CONTROL AND SAFETY PROMOTION, ISSN 1745-7300, Vol. 18, no 2, 163-167 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In 1982, when Sweden got a new Health Service Act, the health sector was given a new role - to collect, analyse and actively disseminate the knowledge it gained. A National Safety Promotion Programme was build up by the National Board for Health and Welfare, and a National Inter-sector Cooperation Group and medical advisory board were established. In 1992, the programme was transferred to the National Institute of Public Health. Later the Institute was given a new role and therefore the programme was relocated to the Swedish Rescue Service Agency. In some aspects we can see a parallel with the paradigm that was behind the Civil Protection Act 2003 and the Health Service Act 1982. It was a logic consequence to move the national programme to the rescue service sector. Within the National Rescue Service Agency the programme ended up in the line organisation, which lacked a cross-sector work orientation. The programme was closed down. In the article the reason for the decisions is described and also the background and the possibilities for the programme to act in different national boards as well as the preconditions for an inter-sector group.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis , 2011. Vol. 18, no 2, 163-167 p.
national programme, safe community, cross-sector collaboration
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69179DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2010.542561ISI: 000291269300010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-69179DiVA: diva2:424303