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Policy Implementation Seminar

Tampereen yliopisto
SijaintiTampere University Kauppi campus, Lecture Hall F115
Ajankohta12.6.2023 6.00–12.30
PääsymaksuMaksuton tapahtuma
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Welcome to our open seminar to share perspectives and insights into policy implementation for public health and welfare, together with top experts in the field.

Our Keynote speaker professor Patricia O’Campo's research focuses on policy impact on population health in urban environments as well as strategies to reduce health inequities.

9.00-9.30 Coffee and registration 

9.30-9.45 Welcoming words: Juho Saari, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University 

9.45-10.30 Keynote lecture: Twenty-five years of research on reducing health inequities: non-accidental omissions and their harms. Professor Patricia O’Campo, Dalla 

Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto 

Session 1: National level perspectives 

10.30-10.50 Heli Hätönen, Ministerial Adviser, Department for Communities and Functional 

Capacity, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health,  

10.50-11.10 Ella Näsi, Researcher in Social and Health Policy, KELA 

11.10-11.30 Timo Ståhl, PhD, Team leader, Knowledge base for health and welfare management unit, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Adjunct 

Professor, Tampere University 

11.30-12.00 General discussion: insights from session 1 

12.00-13.00 Lunch break

Session 2: Behavioral and cultural insights for improved policy-making 

13.00-13.15 Maarit Lassander, PhD, Senior Specialist, Behavioral insight in governance, Prime Minister’s Office 

13.15-13.30 Jonas Sivelä, PhD, Chief Specialist, Head of Cultural, Behavioural and Media 

Insights Centre (CUBE), Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare  

13.30-13.45 General discussion: insights from session 2

Session 3: Insights from implementation and effectiveness research 

13.45-14.00 Pilvikki Absetz, Professor of Public Health, Tampere University; Senior Faculty, 

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Implementation Science School  

14.00-14.15 Tomi Mäki-Opas, PhD, Research Director, House of Effectiveness, University of Eastern Finland 

14.20-14.30 General discussion: insights from session 3 

14.30-14.50 Physical activity break

14.50-15.20 Reflections on policy implementation: What have we learnt in the past 50 years? Pekka Puska, Professor Emeritus 

15.20-15.30 Closing remarks

Lauri Kokkinen, PhD, Research Director, Tampere University




pilvikki.absetz@tuni.fi lauri.kokkinen@tuni.fi