The Directorate promotes prevention and the continuing development of healthcare provision. It establishes legal frameworks and develops new public health strategies.
The Prevention and Publish Health Services Directorate develops the policies and programmes for the prevention of non-communicable diseases and addiction. It promotes health literacy among members of the Swiss public and contributes to strengthening conditions conducive to good health. The directorate monitors and combats communicable diseases and coordinates crisis management strategies for pandemics. It supports the continuing development of healthcare provision and promotes health equity. It also strengthens basic healthcare and interprofessionality and sets out the framework for initial and continuing training and professional development of healthcare professionals.
Head of Prevention and Public Health Services Directorate, Vice Director, Member of the Senior management (since 2022)
Medicine and epidemiology, Master of Science
2018–21 Cantonal medical officer and head of cantonal medical office, Directorate of Health, Social Services and Integration, Canton Bern | 2014–18 Deputy cantonal medical officer, Canton Bern | 2010–13 Project coordinator, Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), University of Bern | 2005–09 Research associate, Communicable Diseases, FOPH| 2003–06 Research associate, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern | 2001-02 General practitioner, Bern Women’s Health Centre | 2000 Assistant and locum in family practice | 1999 Assistant doctor and locum, Berner REHA Zentrum rehabilitation centre, Heiligenschwendi | 1995–98 Assistant doctor, surgery and gynaecology, Thun regional hospital
Last modification 06.01.2022