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MEPs and citizens agree: children should have access to healthy and sustainable food in schools

Public procurement has transformative potential when used properly, both for local farmers and for children. Public expenditure should lead by example and set high standards of local and seasonable food in schools and hospitals, as well as show kids the path towards healthy eating patterns.

Cleaner road transport requires an ambitious Euro 7 Emission Standards Policy

The Euro 7 Emission Standards Policy is a great chance to improve the health of those living in Europe, and to avert premature morbidity and mortality related to air pollution from road transport.

Organisations across sectors call for stronger action against racism and discrimination to achieve health equity

Despite the increasing evidence showing that racism and discrimination impact both physical and mental health, the issue has gained too little attention in the public health domain thus far.

May 15, 2023

How to save hundreds of thousands of lives in Europe through Ambient Air Quality Directives

Global Public Health | Clean Air, Transport & Cities

May 4, 2023

The Rome Manifesto — reinvigorating Public Health advocacy to put people and the planet first

Politics and Health | EPHA News

Apr 26, 2023

Revising the EU pharmaceutical legislation and putting People before (Pharma) Profits

Healthcare Delivery | Access to Medicines

About us

EPHA advocates for better health in Europe! We bring together public health civil society organisations, including health professionals and patient and disease groups. Together with this unique and diverse membership, we are working to improve health and strengthen the voice of public health in Europe.

Our Policy Clusters

Healthy Environments

We advocate for the creation of environments that enable people to live healthy, flourishing lives and prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Healthcare Delivery

Working towards better and affordable medicines for all by improving the current pharmaceutical business model.


Equitable policies provide everyone with the opportunity to live a healthy and prosperous life. At EPHA, we advocate they leave no one behind. 

Health Systems and Economy

We advocate for sustained investments in health, supporting and reaffirming the vision of health as a value in itself and a precondition for economic prosperity.

Global Public Health

Through a multi-sectoral ‘One Health’ approach, this cluster aims to respond to cross-border health threats such as air pollution and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). 

Digital Transformation

Advocating for inclusive digital health policies, empowering citizens by improving their digital health literacy, and for ethical use of AI and patient health data. 

Politics and Health

This cluster focuses on policymaking processes at the European level, as well as (health) civil society involvement in these processes. 

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EPHA’s advocacy for better health in Europe spans a wide spectrum of public health topics, which are divided into thematic policy clusters. 

Our Events

June 28, 2023

Who decides what you eat? The power of food environments on consumer diets

Evidence increasingly shows the way we farm and eat has a big impact on the...

April 27, 2023

Unlocking the Potential of Young Roma Children — Roma Week 2023

Each and every child deserves a fair start and equal opportunities in life. However, across...

March 30, 2023

Antidiscrimination & health equity: time for action!

Although racism and discrimination are fundamental determinants of health, and the evidence for its impact on...

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