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Student Health Care Forum

Arranging health services for students and collecting fees and depts are Kela's newest tasks.

Kela's student health care forum was established before the Student Health Care Act came into force to support the change phase and ensure cooperation for the period from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2022. It has been decided to continue the operation of the forum.

Some of the topics which the forum will discuss and engage with include the following:

  • supporting the implementation of Kela's task
  • handling communications related to the implementation of the law
  • examinating the student health care provider network
  • collecting fees for health care and providing fee-related services
  • ensuring cooperation and understanding across organisational boundaries - exchange of information
  • monitoring and developing the services from a client perspective.

Chairperson
Reija Jääskeläinen, Head of Centre, Kela

Secretary
Mari Stenberg, Senior Coordinator, Kela

Members

  • Member: Päivi Laakkonen, Student Welfare Officer, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Arene
     
  • Member: Annika Stadius, Head of Student Services, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Arene
     
  • Member: Mari Ikonen, Director of educational services, University of Jyväskylä, OHA-forum
    Deputy member: Laura Teinilä, Head of guidance, career and welfare services, University of Helsinki, OHA-forum
     
  • Member: Halla Kokkonen, Member of Board, SAMOK - Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences
    Deputy member: Ninni Kuparinen, SAMOK - Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences
     
  • Member: Arja Ruponen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
    Deputy member: Titta Honkala, Legal Counsel, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
     
  • Member: Henri Kontkin, Social Policy Adviser, National Union of University Students in Finland
    Deputy member: Sakari Tuomisto, Social Policy Adviser, National Union of University Students in Finland
     
  • Member: Johanna Jahnukainen, Development manager, Finnish institute for health and welfare
    Deputy member: Reija Klemetti, Research manager, Finnish institute for health and welfare
     
  • Member: Vesa-Matti Sarenius, Director of educational services, University of Oulu
    Deputy member: Sanna Kotajärvi-Söderholm, Head of study services, University of Vaasa

  • Member: Katariina Poskiparta, Managing Director, Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS)
    Deputy member: Teija Kulmala, Medical Director, Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS)

Last modified 26/1/2024

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