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Danish Health Authority is the supreme authority of healthcare in Denmark and is part of the Ministry of Health group. We assists the Minister with advice in the policy area and advises other authorities within the state, regional and municipal areas of healthcare.


The Danish Health Authority’s main activities are organised in five departments:

  • Elderly & Dementia
  • Evidence, Education & Emergency Services
  • Healthcare Planning
  • Health Promotion
  • Radiation Protection

In addition, the Secretariat provides administrative support to the Executive Board of the Danish Health Authority and is in charge of Finance, Press and Communication.

All departments refer directly to the Director General or the Deputy Director General.

The Executive Board includes the Director General, the Deputy Director General and Directors.

The Danish Health Authority has approximately 200 employees, of whom medical doctors and other health professionals make up a quarter. About 60 per cent of all employees are academics.



Updated 23 JUN 2020