The Public Health Directorate promotes health literacy and health protection among the Swiss public.
The directorate's work includes encouraging people who use addictive substances to do so with regard for their health, and encouraging the public to exercise and eat healthily. It also develops policies and programmes for the prevention of non-communicable diseases and addiction. The Public Health Directorate monitors and combats communicable diseases and draws up crisis management strategies for pandemics. It also assesses the opportunities and risks arising from advances in biomedicine and high-end medicine. It draws up legislation and is responsible for implementation and enforcement.
Andrea Arz de Falco
Head of Public Health Directorate
Member of the Senior management
Last modification 29.08.2018