Health Strategies Division

The Health Strategies Division coordinates and deals with legislation projects, strategies and other dossiers relating to the various fields of health policy.

The themes are specified in the Federal Council's health policy strategy, Health2020, and also by parliament's health policy agenda. Important common issues are quality, transparency, equal opportunities and health benefits.

Salome von Greyerz

Salome von Greyerz
Head of Health Strategies Division

Further information


The main objective of the «National Dementia Strategy» is to support those affected by dementia and promote their quality of life while consistently taking their individual circumstances into account.

Palliative Care

The National Strategy for Palliative Care was implemented by the federal government from 2010 to 2015. Measures were introduced in several areas, such as care delivery, education and awareness-raising.

Health Equity

Our health system must be accessible to all, regardless of language, origin, social status or educational level.

Support for relatives providing care and nursing

Given the demographic development, the significance of relatives providing care for their ill family members will continue to increase in future. For that reason there are a number of measures to better support relatives.

Your rights and participation as a patient

Your relationship with your doctor involves rights and obligations. Here you can find out about your specific rights at the doctor's and in hospital, and in relation to living wills, organ donation and counselling.

Action plan on suicide prevention in Switzerland

The federal government has worked closely with other stakeholders to draw up the action plan on suicide prevention. The aim is the reduction of suicid-ality during stress crises or mental illnesses.

Last modification 13.11.2020

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