POPsote – a reform of health and social services at the Northern Ostrobothnia

The Health and social services reform is a national reform lead by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

The objective of the reform is to secure the health and social services equally for all Finnish people.

The focus will be on the basic services and the early problem prevention. The possibility to get help in an early phase is important in order to stop the small issue from escalating into a big one.


One of the main issues is to improve the availability of the services and accelerate the access to treatment. In the health and social centres of the future the customer will receive all the needed services in one place.


The people are aging fast in the Northern Ostrobothnia as well and are in more need of services than before. The decreasing of birthrate, on the other hand, will lower the number people in the working age and the tax revenue. The health and social services will be reformed, so that the rise of costs can be stopped and the equal health and social services for future generations can be secured as well.

The reform in Northern Ostrobothnia will be made with focus on the people using them

Northern Ostrobothnia is involved in the national development work. We have established the POPsote-project in the Northern Ostrobothnia in order to move the reform forwards in our region. All of the municipalities and the health and social service organizations are part of the project.


The objective of the reform is to improve availability of health and social services and the service experience. The development work will be done together with the people of the municipalities and multiple stakeholders.

You can follow the national health and social services reform at soteuudistus.fi

Read more: https://popsote.fi/