aims and activities

The DGPH operates as an umbrella organisation for institutions, organisations and professional societies in the field of Public Health. The association has set itself the goal of strengthening Public Health and to make Public Health more visible to the general public, nationally and internationally. This should be achieved through:

·         initiation and fostering of national and international cooperation in Public health

·         intensification of exchange between research, practice and politics

·         continuous development of Public Health research, training and practice.

Activities regarding the aims and the duties of the DGHP are mainly carried out in the committees.


Beyond the work in the committees the DGPH produces statements on research, practice and politics of Public Health and collaborates with other societies in the organisation of conferences and workshops..

The official journals of the DGPH are:

    Public Health Forum

    Journal of Public Health

    Das Gesundheitswesen