Facebook post by University of Helsinki

A few decades ago in eastern Finland, too many citizens were dying of heart attacks. Public officials decided to fight the risk factors with an experiment, believing that certain diseases of public-health importance demand collective measures. Experts determined the measures required by peoples’ health and diseases, generating a hierarchical system that was managed from top down. The success of the project was the sum of many overlapping factors. However, such a project would definitely not gain similar success in contemporary Finland.
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At the moment, Finland is witnessing the most extensive reform of public administration, and social welfare and health care services in the country’s history.