EUPHA 2014-2020

Our unique value

EUPHA has a unique position in the field of public health[1] in Europe. It is the largest network of public health professionals[2] and covers nearly all countries of Europe, as defined by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. EUPHA has an excellent reputation of being a strong, independent and broad science-based network. EUPHA has the obligation to use this unique position to the fullest extent and this second EUPHA strategy for the period 2014-2020 aims to do just that by combining support to our members with representation of our members at European and global level.

Our vision

Our vision is of improving health and well-being and narrowing health inequalities for all Europeans. We seek to support our members to improve health in Europe, adding value to the efforts of stakeholders in regions and states, in national and international organisations as well as individual health professionals.

Our mission

Our mission is to facilitate and activate a strong voice of the public health network by enhancing visibility of the evidence and by strengthening the capacity of public health professionals.

Our objectives

There are three main objectives:  

  1. To be a leading scientific and independent voice in the field of public health and health services research and policy
  2. To build capacity and knowledge in the field of public health and health services research with the aim of supporting evidence-informed practice and policy decisions
  3. To prepare future generations of engaged and connected public health professionals for their leadership role in public health

Working in partnership

Sustainable advances in public health and health services can only be achieved through collaboration. EUPHA is dedicated to working in partnership with European and international intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations as well as with national institutes and organisations that are aligned with EUPHA's values and commitment to improve current and future health in Europe.



[1] EUPHA defines public health as: the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health and well-being through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals, and includes the broader area of public health, health services research, health service delivery and health systems design.

[2] EUPHA defines public health professionals as: all professionals that monitor and diagnose the health concerns of entire communities and promote healthy practices and behaviours to ensure that populations stay healthy. This definition specifically includes health services researchers.