We work on an international platform, connecting thousands of members from around the world and delivering policy and projects which stimulate global debate
We have over
based all over the world
We secured press coverage in
over 125 countries
across six continents in 2017
Our journal Public Health has
over 9,000 readers
Our areas of focus
With over six thousand members from 90 countries around the world, our membership continues to expand year by year. We provide a range of essential products and services to our members, as well as access to a vibrant community focused on improving the public's health.
One of the most popular benefits of membership is access to our two academic journals, Public Health and Perspectives in Public Health. Both are accessed worldwide by members as well as subscribing institutions. Public Health is read by over 9,000 people internationally and has an editorial board comprising of members from Switzerland, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, Sweden. Perspectives in Public Health has subscriptions as far afield as Swaziland and Myanmar, and an International Advisory Board with representatives from Australia, USA, Denmark, Hong Kong.
Campaigns and policy
We are committed to raising awareness of the issues that impact the public’s health. Through campaigns and policy reports, we engage government, local authorities, and a wide range of authorities to take action and make changes that will improve health and wellbeing for all.
The conversations we prompt and the debates we stimulate are informed by evidence and experience from around the world, and in turn contribute to the international dialogue. Whether being led by international example, or as leaders in the international sphere, we are able to see take a truly global perspective to improving the public’s health.
In 1903, a group of doctors formed the Institute of Hygiene (now the Royal Society for Public Health) to take action on the inadequate standards of hygiene in Britain. The accreditation service that was established the following year is still operating today, and now endorses the hygiene claims of products around the world.
As well as products, we accredit campaigns, training programs and university modules to ensure the highest standard of public health is met across the board.
In 2011, we worked with the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPC) to develop food safety training programmes for food regulators in India. This resulted in the production of curricula and training materials for Food Inspectors and those working in food businesses, including managers, supervisors and food handlers.