The Council for Public Health

The Council for Public Health is a ministry under the Minister in health and the Interior and strives to strengthen initiatives concerning promoting health, preventing illnesses and accidents in both social agencies and health services.

The duty for the Council for Public Health is also to:

·       Advise land and municipal authorities in connection with arrangements promoting health and preventing illnesses and accidents

·       To strengthen initiatives promoting health and preventing illnesses and accidents with consultancy and support for examination and development work across the country

·       To initiate research and explanations, which should be a part of the overall arrangement concerning prevention or as a part of an evaluation of the current arrangements concerning promoting health and preventing illnesses and accidents

·       To invigorate research and experiments in the preventive field

·       To arrange for specific health promoting and illness preventative initiatives according to the public health plan presented by the Government of the Faroe Islands

The Council for Public Health is arranged every four years with one representative from the educational field, one from the social agencies, three health service employees and one representative from the police. The Minister chooses the 7th member, who has to have special insight in matters concerning the public and health. The Minister also appoints the chairman and the vice-chairman amongst the members in the ministry.

Contact

Fólkaheilsuráðið
Granskingar- og Menningarlonin
J.C. Svabosgøta 43
100 Tórshavn

Telephone 304700
Fax. 304705
fhr@folkaheilsa.fo
www.folkaheilsa.fo

 

Members in the Council for Public Health

Magni Mohr, chairman
Senior lecturer
Fróðskaparsetur føroya

Kathrina Lindenskov Holm, vice-chairwoman
Psychologist
Tórshavn

Petra Arge Poulsen, council member
School health employee
Klaksvík

Katrin Danielsen, council member
General practitioner
Tórshavn

Jón Klein Olsen, council member
Deputy police inspector
The police

John Hendrik Olsen, council member
School principal
Vágur

Elin Ludvig, council member
Head of department
Almannaverkið