Health and Living Conditions
The purpose of the Vårdal Foundation is to improve human health and living conditions. In order to achieve that purpose, the foundation supports innovative research and strategic collaborations in those issue areas.
The Vårdal Foundation is one of the major players in Sweden for interdisciplinary research in the field of health and social care. The foundation is an independent financier of research, which right now focuses on the challenges of ageing and health issues of children and adolescents. Supporting innovative research and initiating collaboration, the foundation has launched several successful research programs, for instance Vinnvård, which aims to generate knowledge and to speed up the process of putting knowledge into practice.
The Vårdal Foundation was established in 1994 upon a resolution by the Swedish Parliament. Since its inception, about SEK 930 million has been allocated in various kinds of research grants.
Management, Board of Trustees and Contact Details
Managing Director of the Vårdal Foundation: Thorbjörn Larsson.
The Board of Trustees is appointed by the Swedish Government.
Cecilia Schelin Seidegård, (Chairman) PhD and Governor Gotland, Sweden
Bengt Arnetz, Professor, Wayne State University, USA and Uppsala University, Sweden
Håkan Billig, Professor, Göteborg Universiy, Sweden
Lena Borell, Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Yngve Gustafson, Professor, Umeå University, Sweden
Mats G Hansson, Professor, Uppsala university, Sweden
Jan Sundquist, Professor, Lund University
Magnus Wickman, Professor, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet and Sachs’ Children’s Hospital, Södersjukhuset, Sweden
Address: P.O. Box 3210, 103 63 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Adolf Fredriks Kyrkogata 15, 1st floor, Stockholm
Telephone: +46 8 545 13 550
Direct e-mail to staff at the secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org