Occupational Health Care Forum

In its capacity as a liaison and expert body, the Occupational Health Care Forum has the following responsibilities, among others:

  • developing reimbursement practices within the occupational health care system
  • reviewing questions relating to the reimbursement of occupational health care costs
  • monitoring developments in reimbursement practices and in the occupational healthcare sector.

The current term of the forum runs from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023.

Chairperson
Reija Jääskeläinen, Head of Centre of Expertise, Kela

Deputy chairperson
Kirsi Airinen, Head of Section, Kela

Secretary
Nina Jaakkola, Planning Specialist, Kela

Members

  • Member: Anu Tuovinen, Senior Advisor, Akava - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland
    Deputy member: Miia Kannisto, Senior Advisor, Akava - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland
  • Member: Auli Rytivaara, Chief Medical Officer, Confederation of Finnish Industries
    Deputy member: Antti Tanskanen, Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries
  • Member: Anna Kukka, Work Environment Specialist, KT Local Government Employers
    Deputy member: Minna Salli, Work Environment Specialist, KT Local Government Employers
  • Member: Marja Tallavaara, Specialist, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
    Deputy member: Kari Aikio, Regional Manager, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK).
  • Member: Kristiina Mukala, Ministerial Counsellor, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • Member: Riitta Työläjärvi, Medical Adviser, The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions
    Deputy member: Anne Mironen, Adviser for Health, Safety and Equality at Work, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions
  • Member: Merja Blomqvist, Occupational Therapist, Finnish Association of Physiotherapists
    Deputy member: Hanna Nummila, Occupational Therapist, Finnish Association of Physiotherapists
  • Member: Heli Hannonen, Occupational Health Psychologist, Finnish Psychological Association
    Deputy member: Sanna Selinheimo, Occupational Health Psychologist, Finnish Psychological Association
  • Member: Pilvi Österman, Chairperson, Finnish Association of Occupational Health Nurses
    Deputy member: Marja Alanne, Finnish Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • Member: Johanna Larkio, Chief Occupational Health Physician, Finnish Association of Occupational Health Physicians
    Deputy member: Anniina Anttila, Occupational Health Physician, Finnish Association of Occupational Health Physicians
  • Member: Harri Hellsten, Head of Labour Market Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
    Deputy member: Albert Mäkelä, Legal Counsel, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
  • Member: Ida Nummelin, Senior Adviser, Social and Health Policy, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK
    Deputy member: Heli Kannisto, TEHY
  • Member: Jan Schugk, Chief Medical Officer, Finnish Pension Alliance Tela
  • Member: Eva Helaskoski, Director, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
    Deputy member: Satu Soini, Chief Medical Officer, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
  • Member: Head of Section, Chief Medical Officer Riitta Luoto Information and Communications Unit, Kela
    Deputy member: Timo Hujanen, Planning Specialist, Information and Communications Unit, Kela
  • Member: Paula Melart, Medical Adviser, Insurance Medicine Unit, Kela