The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) serves as an expert in research and development in population health and welfare. The research carried out at THL is closely linked to the promotion of wellbeing and health and the prevention of diseases and disabilities.
THL is also actively engaged in the development of:
At THL, research and development are often intertwined. Research generates new knowledge that can be made use of in development activities. Development work in turn is a means to assess and advance a wide range of activities, and may be used to identify a need for further research. In its research and development work, THL makes use of the statistics it maintains as well as data from other monitoring systems.
Some of the information is still located on the STAKES and KTL websites.
THL subsites are stand-alone websites and portals that address specific themes and topics related to health and welfare.
Various tools and methods supporting the development of health and welfare.
An overview of the services offered by THL.
Publications database, online publications, THL magazines
The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) undertakes an array of projects, most of which are carried out in close collaboration with either Finnish or international partners.
The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) participates in the implementation of various programmes by, for instance, providing expert assistance.
Research on health