Insurance Funds

Insurance funds, active in many countries’ health systems, are key players in funding health services. Several European countries have enabled health insurance funds to finance preventive work of public health services. This has huge potential for combining well-planned health promoting services and sustainable financing. It also offers a range of different sectors the opportunity to become involved in aligning their work towards common targets.


In addition, the potential savings for insurance funds are a positive cycle that can lead to further increases of finance available for preventative and health promoting measures. Other institutional investors and funds, such as pension funds, are another potential source of increased funding that has the potential to work across sectors and create positive feedback through improving health and wellbeing, increasing their return on investment, and boosting the pensions for an active aging population.

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