It is an arduous and ambitious task to improve public health and prevent major public diseases. We cannot achieve our goals either alone or through our close cooperation with the political system. More needs to be done.
Therefore, in the coming years, the NIPH will enter into several new strategic partnerships with a number of public and private actors that, together with us, want to contribute to improving the health and quality of life of the Danish people. We need partners who translate our research and knowledge into practice, who will be part of a research community and, for example, test new interventions and strengthen academic and structural elements. We also need partnerships that can help put public health on the agenda. Only when that happens can real change for public health be created.