About EPHA

Europe’s leading NGO alliance advocating for better health for all in Europe since 1993.


A member-led organisation made up of public health NGOs, patient groups, health professionals and disease groups, we work to improve health and strengthen the voice of public health in Europe.

Our actions and campaigns reflect our values: equity, solidarity, sustainability, universality, diversity and good governance.

Since formal establishment in spring 1993, EPHA has built a solid network of 80 members dedicated to provide better health for all.

EPHA’s Mission and Vision

Our mission and vision are enshrined in our Statutes.

Our mission is to bring together the public health community to provide thought leadership and facilitate change; to build public health capacity to deliver equitable solutions to European public health challenges, to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

Our vision is of a Europe with universal good health and well-being, where all have access to a sustainable and high quality health system: A Europe whose policies and practices contribute to health, both within and beyond its borders.

Find out more about EPHA’s strategy 2021-2025 “Artists and Scientists – New Partnerships for People’s Health,” and our ambition to work in partnership for better health for all in Europe

What EPHA does

EPHA is a member of, among others, the Social Platform and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).
We monitor the policy making process within the EU institutions and support the flow of information on health promotion and public health policy developments amongst all interested players including: politicians, civil servants, NGOs, stakeholders and the public;

We promote greater awareness amongst European citizens and NGOs about policy developments and programme initiatives that affect the health of those living in the EU, allowing them to contribute to the policy making process;

We train, mentor and support NGOs and health actors to engage with the EU, particularly local organisations, those working with disadvantaged communities and in Central and Eastern Europe;

We participate in policy debates and stakeholder dialogues to raise the profile of health in all policy areas, supporting collaboration and partnerships between non-governmental organisations and other organisations active at European, national and local level on health promotion and public health.

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