Lectures and seminars Stockholm Public Health Lectures: Using Prevention Science to Guide Community Action

13-02-2020 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Landstingssalen, Landstingshuset, Hantverkargatan 45,

The Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine in collaboration with the Department of Global Public Health, invites to the upcoming lecture in the Stockholm Public Health Lectures series. The topic of the lecture is how prevention science may promote adolescent health and well-being.

Swedish adolescents and young people are currently facing challenges as mirrored by, for example, in-creased rates of suicides, diagnosed neuropsychiatric conditions, cannabis use and school failure. These disadvantageous trends are disproportionally affecting socioeconomically deprived and ethnic minority youths, and action to reverse them is urgently needed.

The program “Communities That Care” (CTC) have been shown to promote adolescent health and prosocial behavior. This lecture by the founder of CTC will discuss how adverse trends in health and well-being among young people may be counteracted.   


  • J. David Hawkins, PhD, Emeritus Endowed Professor of Prevention, Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington.


  • Fredrik Lindencrona, PhD, Region Stockholm’s lead for the Strategy for Promotion of Mental Health.
  • Jan Jönsson (L), Commissioner of Social Services, Stockholm Municipality.

Moderator: Cecilia Magnusson, Professor of Public Health Epidemiology, Department of Global Public Health at KI and Director, Centre of Epidemiology and Community Health, Region Stockholm.


Please register by 6 February at folkhalsoguiden.se/stockholm-public-health-lectures7

About Stockholm Public Health Lectures

The lectures are held by internationally leading experts, taking a popular scientific approach targeting a broad audience. The series focus on key topics in the area of public health, and issues that concern the planning and commissioning of healthcare. The lectures are held in English, free to attend and targeted to a broad audience Stockholm Public Health Lectures is held twice per semester.


Cecilia Magnusson Adjunct professor