HEAL has over 65 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, patients, citizens, women, youth and environmental experts. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups. HEAL brings independent expertise and evidence from the health community to different decision-making processes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations as well as national and local groups in 26 countries both within EU member states and the wider European region, as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
HEAL is independent of any political party or commercial interest. The alliance receives funding from the European Union, governments and private foundations as well as through membership contributions. We do not accept funding from sources with commercial interests.
Beginning in 2003 as the environmental ‘wing’ of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), HEAL was created to bring the health voice to the centre of a wide spectrum of EU environmental policies, and to integrate environmental concerns in public health decisions.