Ms. Lena Hallengren was appointed Minister of Health and Social Affairs in January 2019. Her responsibilities include health care, public health, disabilities and social services including care for older people. During the previous administration, Ms. Lena Hallengren held the position of Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality. Between 2002 and 2006 she was Minister for Preschool Education, Youth Affairs and Adult Learning. She has had numerous assignments as a member of the Riksdag, such as Deputy Chair in the Committee on Health and Welfare and Chair in the Committee on Education. Lena Hallengren was born in 1973. Ms. Lena Hallengren lives in Kalmar, is married and has two children.