Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Equality

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Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Coat of arms of Lower Saxony.svg
State level country
position Supreme state authority
founding June 11, 1947 (as Ministry of Labor, Development and Health)
Headquarters Hanover , Lower SaxonyLower SaxonyLower Saxony 
Authority management Minister Carola Reimann
Web presence http://www.ms.niedersachsen.de/startseite/
Headquarters of the Ministry at Hannah-Arendt-Platz in Hanover ( location )

The Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Equality (until February 28, 2014 Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Women, Family, Health and Integration ) is a ministry of the federal state of Lower Saxony with its headquarters at Hannah-Arendt-Platz 2 in Hanover .


Carola Reimann ( SPD ) has been the minister since November 22, 2017 . Heiger Scholz (SPD) has been State Secretary since the same day .


The Ministry is responsible for the policy areas:

  • Social
  • Equality / women
  • Family, children and young people
  • Civic engagement
  • Seniors / Generations
  • health
  • Occupational safety / technical consumer protection
  • Migration and Participation
  • Salafism prevention

Responsibility for the area of ​​“building and housing” was transferred to the Ministry of the Environment in 2017 .

The division includes the State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family , the State Education Centers for the Hearing Impaired , the State Education Center for the Blind , the Prison Center , the State Health Office , the Lower Saxony Epidemiological Cancer Register and the State Trade Supervisory Offices .


In addition to the office of the Minister and the State Secretary in the Ministry is divided a Unit Group and four departments:

  • Division Z: Central Tasks
  • Department 1: Social affairs, care, occupational safety
  • Department 2: Women and Equality
  • Department 3: Migration and Generations
  • Department 4: Health and Prevention

Previous ministers

Surname Political party Term of office
Hans-Christoph Seebohm DP 1947-1948
Alfred Kubel SPD 1948-1950
Heinrich Albertz SPD 1950-1955
Heinz Rudolph CDU 1955-1957
Georg Diederichs SPD 1957-1961
Kurt Partzsch SPD 1961-1974
Helmut Greulich SPD 1974-1976
Hermann Schnipkoweit CDU 1976-1990
Walter Hiller SPD 1990-1996
Wolf Weber SPD 1996-1998
Heidrun Merk SPD 1998-2000
Gitta does not mourn SPD 2000-2003
Ursula von der Leyen CDU 2003-2005
Mechthild Ross-Luttmann CDU 2005-2010
Aygül Özkan CDU 2010-2013
Cornelia Rundt SPD 2013-2017
Carola Reimann SPD since 2017

Former State Secretaries

Term of office minister Political party
2010-2013 Heiner Pott CDU
2013-2017 Jörg Röhmann SPD
since 2017 Heiger Scholz SPD

History of architecture and art

After the destruction caused by the air raids on Hanover , the building including the plaza was built in the early economic boom from 1953 to 1954 by Otto Hodler , who was awarded the Laves plaque for this.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Lower Saxony ministers of social affairs since 1947. (PDF; 12 kB) Retrieved on January 4, 2012 .
  2. Organization plan . (PDF; 0.05 MB) Retrieved March 5, 2018 .
  3. ^ Friedrich Lindau : Otto Hodler , in ders .: Hanover. Reconstruction and destruction. The city in dealing with its architectural historical identity , 2nd, revised edition, Hanover: Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, 2001, ISBN 3-87706-607-0 , p. 326; Preview over google books