The goal of the Thematic Network on Health and Well-being in the Arctic is to support sustainable development on health and well-being in populations in the circumpolar regions. The network aims to do so by
- promoting research projects and education on health;
- organizing research training;
- distributing scientific information.
The network will base its research and higher education activities on the contemporary needs and priorities of the circumpolar regions and aims to promote a multidisciplinary approach to improve social circumstances for the populations, both in regard to health and well-being as well as delivery of health care and social services in the Arctic.
The topics in research and education
The important topics, such as mental wellness, demographic change, gender issues, research ethics, social aspects of urbanization, marginalization, and violence are being outlined with the partners. New important field of research and education is One health which is holistic view to health, and it combines many already mentioned topics and also different disciplines together.