Student Health Care Forum

Kela will take on two new responsibilities on 1 January 2021: arranging health services for students and collecting fees for health care.

Due to the scope of the effort, and to support the transition and ensure the smooth flow of information, Kela has set up a Student Health Care Forum to manage the transition in cooperation with various stakeholders and partners.

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

  •  supporting the preliminary phase of the implementation task assigned to Kela
  •  handling communications in connection with the transition and during the implementation of the law
  •  reviewing the student health care provider network
  •  collecting fees for health care and providing fee-related services
  •  sustaining cooperation and understanding across organisational boundaries - exchange of information
  •  monitoring and developing the services from a client perspective

The current term of the Forum runs from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2022.

Chairperson
Reija Jääskeläinen, Head of Centre of Expertise, Kela

Secretary
Mari Stenberg
, Coordinator, Kela

Student Health Care Forum
Member Deputy member

Katariina Poskiparta, Managing Director, FSHS Finnish Student Health Service

Päivi Metsäniemi, Medical Director, FSHS Finnish Student Health Service

Annika Stadius, Head of Student Services,
Arene, The Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences/Arcada University of Applied Sciences

 

Päivi Laakkonen, Student Welfare Officer,
Arene, The Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences/Karelia University of Applied Sciences

 

Pirkko Vartiainen, Professor,
Universities Finland UNIFI/University of Vaasa

 

Saara Maalismaa, Manager, Student Services,
Universities Finland UNIFI/Aalto University

 

Maire Kolimaa, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

 

Touko Niinimäki, Social Policy Adviser, National Union of University Students in Finland

Jani Sillanpää, Social Policy Adviser, National Union of University Students in Finland

Hannele Kirveskoski, Specialist, SAMOK - Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences

Elina Viitaniemi, Member of Board, SAMOK - Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences

Piia Kuusisto, Head of Section, Kela

 

Emmi Lehtonen, Team Manager, Kela

Mari Jaakkola, Legal Counsel, Kela