The International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services is a "network of networks". It consists of 24 National/Regional HPH Networks, collaborating to reorient health care towards active promotion of health. Click here to see a list of all the National Regional Networks

Each of the National/Regional HPH Networks consists of a minimum of three hospital/health service members. Furthermore, hospitals and health services can also join as individual HPH members of the International HPH Network, if they  are located in places where there is no National/Regional Network yet. 

In total, the International HPH Network is made up of more than 600 hospital and health service members in more than 30 countries. Click here to see a list of all the HPH Members. 


Why HPH?

The goal of being an HPH member, of working with health promotion, and of collaborating internationally is to acheive a better health gain by improving the quality of health care, the relationship between hospitals/health services, the community and the environment, as well as the conditions for and satisfaction of patients, relatives, and staff.

Our members work on incorporating the concepts, values, strategies, and standards/indicators of Health Promotion (HP) into the organizational structure and culture of the hospitals and health services. The network follows the principles of WHO regarding health promoting as described in the Ottawa Charter (1986), the Budapest declaration (1991), the Vienna recommendations (1997), the Bangkok Charter (2006), and the Standards for Health Promoting in Hospitals (2006), while at all times adapting to local needs and resources.


Your organization can join HPH

Any hospital or health service  that sees patients is eligble for membership. Click here to apply for membership. 

You can also join as an Affiliate Member to support the work of your local HPH Members and Network. Click here to apply for affiliate membership.