This report concerns disease prevention and health promotion, i.e. activities designed to prevent that healthy people contract specific diseases. The responsibility for disease prevention at the population level was transferred to the local governments of the municipalities in connection with the municipal reform in 2007. Disease prevention at the population level includes action plans launched by the municipalities to address issues concerning nutrition, smoking, alcohol and physical activity.
The report looks at the role of the Ministry of Health and Prevention in regarding to providing a framework for disease prevention, monitoring the area and sharing knowledge with the municipalities. The report also addresses the regions’ obligation to counsel the municipalities on disease prevention at the population level. The objective is to assess how the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority and the regions underpin the municipalities’ disease prevention activities.
Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in July 2012.
Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)