Population health and prevention

In Denmark, the health and well-being of all citizens are considered to be a common concern for the individual, the family and local network, the local community, the municipalities, the regions and the state.

The Danish healthcare system is a universal coverage, single payer healthcare system with a focus on providing free and equal access to healthcare for all citizens, financed via taxes. In order to address rising demands for healthcare services, caused by longer life expectancy, an increase in chronic diseases, and more expensive treatments, the Danish healthcare system is undergoing a transformation with focus on strengthening primary care and municipal healthcare services and at the same time re-structuring the Danish hospital sector. An important part of this transformation also includes a focus on population health and prevention in order to increase the health level status of the entire population.