Strengthening Public Health Across the European Union

Ahead of the 2024 European Parliamentary elections, EPHA has identified five key priorities to keep health high on the political agenda, advance public health for all, and promote more resilient and equitable public health systems across the European Union.

The intersections between climate change and noise pollution

While high in the public and political discourse, as well as in public health, other environmental stressors, such as noise pollution, are much less researched, talked about and visible. However, the impact of noise pollution on public health is significant, across Europe, and globally. 

How public health should bridge justice gaps, break silos and promote health co-benefits

Human health cannot be separated from the Earth’s systems, including animal and environmental health. This lens is known as Planetary Health; it also focuses on justice, inclusive equity, and collaboration to break through silos and achieve the greatest positive impact in facing climate change.

EPHA renews its call on the international community to stop the conflict and protect the health of all people

EPHA is shocked by yet another humanitarian and health crisis in the region, and stands in full solidarity with all the people affected by conflict.

WHO/Europe and EPHA Sign New MoU to Strengthen Collaboration for Better Health and Wellbeing in Europe

EPHA, as Europe’s leading NGO alliance advocating for better health for all, will work closely with WHO/Europe to address key health challenges and drive positive change.

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Jan 29, 2024

Concerns Over EU4Health Cuts: Letter to Prime Minister De Croo and Health Minister Vandenbroucke

 Politics and Health | Statements

Jan 25, 2024

The Strategic Dialogue on the Future of Agriculture must consider public health interests

Healthy Environments | Statements

Jan 10, 2024

From childhood to adulthood: examining the long-term effects of racial discrimination on mental and physical health

Health Equity | Opinion

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

January 30, 2024

Barriers and facilitators towards the digital inclusion of all citizens

As the world rapidly goes through a process of digitalization, health systems are being transformed....

December 14, 2023

Insights from medical doctors involved in AI-based innovation

Insights from medical doctors involvedin AI-based innovation Artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions to health issues are...

December 8, 2023

6th EPHA Universal Access and Affordable Medicines Forum

6th EPHA Universal Access and Affordable Medicines Forum Rdpt Robert Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels, Belgium...

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