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The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health lead the preparation of the regional government, health and social services reform. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Education and Culture, among others, participate too in the reform preparations.

Senior Public Officials Management Group

There are several working groups preparing the reform. The Senior Public Officials Management Group leads the operative preparation of the regional government, health and social services reform.

Päivi Nerg, Permanent Under-Secretary for Governance Policy, Ministry of Finance
Project manager for the regional government, health and social services reform; management of reform preparation and implementation
firstname.lastname@vm.fi

Jani Pitkäniemi, Director General, Ministry of Finance
Overall management of reform implementation; steering of counties, package of county information and finances; first deputy project manager
firstname.lastname@vm.fi

Kirsi Varhila, Director-General, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Management and consolidation of the implementation of the health and social services reform
etunimi.sukunimi@stm.fi

Marja-Riitta Pihlman, Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Consolidation of regional development and growth services into the regional government package
firstname.lastname@tem.fi

Kari Hakari, Director of Change Management, Ministry of Finance
County-level situational assessment; formulation of proposals for measures; situation awareness indicators; national risk management of preparations at county level
firstname.lastname@vm.fi

Sinikka Salo, Director of Change Management, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Steering and consolidation of healthcare and social welfare preparations at county level; national risk management of preparations at county level
firstname.lastname@stm.fi

Ville-Veikko Ahonen, coordinator of national preparation, Ministry of Finance
Management and consolidation of the national preparation and implementation: project portfolio management for the implementation of the regional government reform
firstname.lastname@vm.fi

Thomas Sund, Head of Communications, Ministry of Finance
Coordination of national communications; preparation and management of change communications
firstname.lastname@vm.fi

Outi Ryyppö, Development Director, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Consolidation of economic vitality policy, growth services and regional development
firstname.lastname@tem.fi

Helena Tarkka, Director-General, Ministry of Finance
firstname.lastname@vm.fi

Anna-Maija Karjalainen, Director-General, Ministry of Finance
Monitoring of the structures, legislation and steering concerning ICT and digitalisation
firstname.lastname@vm.fi

Tomi Hytönen, coordinator of the counties’ digitalisation, Ministry of Finance
Management of the counties’ digital transformation programme
firstname.lastname@vm.fi

Minna Saario, Director, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Steering and monitoring of ICT and digitalisation related to the health and social services reform
firstname.lastname@stm.fi

Esko Koskinen, Director-General, Ministry of the Interior
Measures concerning rescue services
firstname.lastname@intermin.fi

Heidi Tolvanen, Executive Assistant, Ministry of Finance
Technical secretary to the Senior Public Officials Management Group
firstname.lastname@vm.fi

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Official requests for access to documents should be sent to the registry of the relevant ministry, for example, to kirjaamo(at)stm.fi or kirjaamo(at)vm.fi.

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Feedback on general communications and websites on the reform: vm-viestinta(at)vm.fi. Feedback on communications on the health and social services reform: viestinta(at)stm.fi

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