This Strategic Plan (2021-2026), which was developed in consultation with the IUHPE Executive Board and members, builds on existing developments and outlines the strategic priorities of the organization over the next five years.

The central theme and overarching framework that informs this Strategic Plan is a systems approach to health promotion. The Strategic Plan places the strengthening of health promotion systems at the centre of our priority actions. This is informed by the key requirements and enablers for strengthening health promotion systems, as outlined in a Position Statement published by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education in 20181. These system requirements inform and underpin this Strategy, as they are critical to effective action.

The Strategic Priorities identified for 2021-2026 include:
• Action on the determinants of health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
• Addressing global challenges to health and health equity, including noncommunicable and communicable disease and promoting mental health and wellbeing
• The development of the health promotion field

These strategic priorities are supported by Operational Measures, which align with the portfolios of IUHPE Vice Presidents. These measures are advocacy, partnerships, leadership, capacity development, knowledge development and translation, communication, membership development and effective governance.