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Welcome to the Norrland's 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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Goicolea I, Carson D, San Sebastian M, Christianson M, Wiklund M, Hurtig AK. Health care access for rural youth on equal terms? A mixed methods study protocol in northern Sweden. Int J Equity Health 2018; 17(1):6. doi: 10.1186/s12939-018-0718-z.

Baroudi M, Waenerlund AK, San Sebastian M, Goicolea I. Assessing the dimensionality of YFHS-Swe: a questionnaire to assess youth-friendliness in differentiated health services. Glob Health Action 2017; 10(1):1380399. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1380399.

Szilcz M, Mosquera PA, Sebastián MS, Gustafsson PE.Time trends in absolute and relative socioeconomic inequalities in leisure time physical inactivity in northern Sweden. Scand J Public Health 2017:1403494817713123. doi: 10.1177/1403494817713123.


[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

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

Svensk Socialmedicinsk Förening

Social Medicine Journals

Socialmedicinsk tidskrift

Social Medicine