The departments work helps build knowledge of how social arenas such as local communities and work are linked to health. Key areas of expertise include health promotion, knowledge of health behaviours and risk factors, as well as evaluations of initiatives to improve mental health amongst the population.
Health analytics and advice
The department provides analysis and advice relating to many of its key areas of expertise, in particular sleep, sleep problems and mitigating measures to reduce sleep problems in the population. The department is involved in a number of evaluations of initiatives relevant to public health. The work is carried out in close co-operation with other departments specialising in this topic. Many of the department's employees are affiliated with the Centre for Burden of Disease. Based in Bergen, the department is involved in several areas of collaboration with the Division for Health Data and Digitalisation.
In line with its duties regarding health analytics and advice, the department aims its research primarily at sleep and sleep problems, the evaluation of measures relevant to public health, and the prevalence and consequences of mental health problems.