The NIPH is responsible for knowledge production and systematic reviews for the health sector and provides knowledge about the health status in the population, influencing factors and how it can be improved.
The institute is a national competence institution in the following areas:
- infectious disease control
- physical and mental health
- environmental factors, substance abuse, tobacco, nutrition, physical activity and other factors that affects health status and inequality
- health-promoting and preventive measures in the population
- global health