Meeting with the Minister of Health

Forhelse is very pleased with the close collaboration with the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the DigiUng programme. Through this, we had the opportunity to participate in an exciting meeting with the Minister of Health, Ingvild Kjerkol, on 10 February in Oslo. The purpose of the day was for the minister to get to know the important work DigiUng does and to direct the spotlight on the digitization of health services for young people.

DigiUng’s youth panel also participated and had prepared a range of questions related to mental health. This laid the foundation for a good dialogue with Kjerkol. From Bergen, Jonny Klemetsen from Youwell and researcher Smiti Kahlon from Forhelse were invited to say a few words. They both emphasized the importance of collaboration with young people in the development of digital health services for young people. Kahlon also presented the challenge of young people (13-15 years) not having a digital ID at security level 4. This creates a high threshold for adopting digital health services for this group.

Read more about the meeting with the Minister of Health here: