The GPHPE is concerned with how to stimulate the evaluation of effectiveness, champion the development of appropriate tools and methods to do so, and espouse the implementation of this body of knowledge to its best use in practice and for advocacy.


The GPHPE has a number of distinguishing features that include:


In order to achieve global coverage and relevance, the GPHPE serves as an entry point for the for the IUHPE to play an active role in the arena of health promotion policy and practice development through constructive participation in those networks which connect to the IUHPE's scientific portfolio and engage in dialogue.