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CHeST/CARE Seminar | Ageing and ageing populations in rural and urban areas: Health system considerations–A case study from Finland

Minna Kaarakainen, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

Ageing and ageing citizens are some of the main challenges for health and welfare systems in European countries. At a health and welfare systems level, ageing appears differently in rural and urban areas. However, ageing should not only be seen as a challenge, it can be a possibility to re-think current and sometimes outdates ways of services provision. During the last decade, both welfare and ageing policies have increased awareness of the perspective of individuals and the benefits of participation of older citizens. Present and forthcoming elderly generations will be different from current and past generations. Altogether, the elderly are not a homogenous group in service needs and demands.

During the presentation we will focus on challenged and possibilities for health and welfare systems in Europe. We take a closer look at the Finnish system and its latest changes, and go through a few recent development projects.

Minna Kaarakainen holds PhD and MSc degrees in health policy and management from the University of Kuopio, Finland. Her recent research themes have focused on various aspects of welfare policy, especially to sustainable welfare services, welfare service consumption, and subjective perspectives of service need, demand, and finance. Minna is known for her expertise in social innovation in the welfare policy context, knowledge of tensions and trends that shape the role of the public sector, models, and instruments of welfare service delivery.

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Date Friday, 16 March 2018
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
LocationRoom 2.19/2.20, Commerce Building

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