Welcome to the Norrland Observatory for Equity in Health and Health Care (NOEHHC)

NOEHHC is formed by a multidisciplinary group of researchers based at the unit of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå university.

NOEHHC´s aims are: i) to monitor socioeconomic inequalities in health and health care in the Northern region of Sweden (Norrland); ii) to conduct pertinent research on different aspects of socioeconomic inequalities in health and health care and, iii) to provide relevant information regarding those inequalities to policy-makers in the region

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Jonsson F, Sebastian MS, Hammarström A, Gustafsson PE. Are neighbourhood inequalities in adult health explained by socio-economic and psychosocial determinants in adolescence and the subsequent life course in northern Sweden? A decomposition analysis. Health Place 2018; 52: 127-134. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.05.010

Wagenius CM, San Sebastián M, Gustafsson PE, Goicolea I. Access for all? Assessing vertical and horizontal inequities in healthcare utilization among young people in northern Sweden. Scand J Public Health 2018:1403494818774965. doi: 10.1177/1403494818774965.

Brydsten A, Hammarström A, San Sebastian M. Health inequalities between employed and unemployed in northern Sweden: a decomposition analysis of social determinants for mental health. Int J Equity Health. 2018 May 16;17(1):59. doi: 10.1186/s12939-018-0773-5.

Ramadani RV, Mosquera PA, Sebastián MS, Gustafsson PE. The moderating effect of income on the relationship between body mass index and health-related quality of life in Northern Sweden. Scand J Public Health 2018 1:1403494818761418. doi: 10.1177/1403494818761418.


[February 2018]

Nytt nummer Socialmedicinsk tidskrift Vol 95, Nr 1 (2018): Forskning och teori: Ett blandnummer Innehållsförteckning

[January 2018]

Nytt nummer Socialmedicinsk tidskrift Vol 94, Nr 6 (2017): Hans Rosling – en märklig man, en kamrat till oss

[September 2017]

Anna-Karin Hurtig has being awarded by FORTE 4 230 000 SEK for the project "Strengthening community-based health systems through e-health innovations? a realist evaluation of VirtualHealth Rooms in northern Sweden


Berzelius symposium 98 
The Swedish Global Health Research Conference 2018
18-19 April 2018 at Karolinska Institutet, Aula Medica
Registration & more information here

Do not forget to send your abstract to the next Health Systems Research Symposium in Liverpool 8-12 October 2018

11th European Public Health Conference 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2018; Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sidansvarig: NOEHHC



Miguel San Sebastian
Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå university
901 87 Umeå 

University Hospital, Akutvägen 4, Entrance X5

Tel:  090-7865051



Most of us are members of the Swedish Association of Social Medicine

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