Join EHMA, a membership organisation that brings together a unique group of organisations and individuals to help address the challenges of delivering effective healthcare to Europe’s half a million citizens.
We currently have 130 institutional members from over 30 countries in the WHO region, bringing together the management, policy and research communities.
EHMA is always open to organisations or individuals who would like to join us in delivering our exciting change agenda. If you are interested in becoming a Member, attending our Annual Conference or partnering with us then please do get in touch.
At EHMA we recognise the importance of being part of a dynamic network of health professionals. Below we set out a number of the ways in which our Members currently work together, a process that continues to evolve and develop.
Annual Conference – The EHMA Annual Conference is one of the longest running and well respected international conferences within the health management and policy field. EHMA Members receive preferential booking and a 25% reduction on conference fees. They are also able to attend the Annual General Assembly, which helps shape the future work programme of EHMA and elects colleagues to the EHMA Board.
Special Interest Groups – small group working is at the heart of the EHMA offer and as Members you will have access to all of the SIGs, whether you are an active member or not. The focus for each SIG is agreed by Members, reflecting the most important issues they currently face. Current groups include those focussed on health workforce, primary care, and. Those in development include a group on Health Futures and another on Integrated Care. Groups meet regularly (both virtually and face to face) and can be involved in activities that can range from writing academic papers to running improvement workshops.
Programme Directors Meeting - Excellence in post-graduate health management programmes was a key driver behind the establishment of EHMA in 1982 and it remains a focal point today. The Programme Directors Group brings together Course Directors, Departmental Heads and other senior managers to help ensure that taught programmes continue to provide the highest quality education for current and future health managers.
Young EHMA – a recent initiative our Young EHMA group provides a unique environment where researchers, policy analysts and health managers are able to network within their own self managed space. In addition to running events at the Annual Conference Young EHMA will be developing opportunities for exchange visits and peer to peer training opportunities.
As a health professional you will know the value of good communication. At EHMA we continually strive to improve the platforms through which our Members can exchange increase their knowledge and exchange ideas. As a member of EHMA you will be able to benefit from a range of services including those outlined below.
EHMA Website - As an EHMA Member you will have access to our newly developed website that has been recently redesigned to provide a platform that will enable information exchange and meaningful engagement. Areas provided exclusively for Members include:
Member Notice Board – A unique feature of the Member only section of the EHMA website, the Notice Board is accessible means for colleagues to post notices that can range from challenges that they are currently seeking support in addressing to research and funding opportunities where they are looking for partners.
Journal – The Health Management Journal is prestigious peer reviewed journal that is produced by EHMA and Sage
Policy Briefings – With a base in the heart of European policy making the EHMA Secretariat is a long standing participant in a range of Standing Groups. We use the intelligence to develop a series of exclusive Policy Briefings on current aspects of EU health policy. The Secretariat is also able to offer a bespoke service to Member organisations, such as those seeking to secure project funding or to better understand how a particular new policy might apply within their locality.
LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter – are all actively supported by the EHMA team ensuring that Members are kept up to date on the latest changes to areas of health policy and practice of greatest relevance to them
EHMA has been in existence since 1982 and effective governance and a high level of professional engagement lies at the heart of all we do. As an EHMA member you will have the opportunity to become involved in the systems and structures that underpin our organisation. These include
Board – The EHMA Board sits at the heart of our Governance process and Board Members play a pivotal role in helping to shape our strategy and oversee the delivery of our work programme. Board positions are open to all Members and we actively encourage applications that are subject to an electoral process that takes place as part of our Annual General Assembly, which takes place as part of our Annual Conference.
Scientific Advisory Group – Building on our reputation for academic excellence the SAG comprises EHMA members who are able to bring the highest standards of research governance to ensure that central elements of the EHMA programme including papers presented at the EHMA Conference and articles submitted to the Association Journal are of an internationally recognised high standard.
Programme Directors – A unique feature of EHMA is the Programme Directors group, which is made up of academic leaders from Europe’s leading health management programmes. As one of the longest established groups at EHMA the Programme Directors work together to share best practice and work on improving the quality of health management teaching in Europe. The group meets every year for a two day facilitated retreat, where issues ranging from curriculum development to new practices in teaching are discussed within a setting that provides for trust and openness.
EHMA Secretariat – The Secretariat is led by the Director and includes membership and events staff, policy analysts, researchers and an office manager. The role of the Secretariat is to ensure that Members are able to make the most effective use of the services that we offer. In addition to supporting events and undertaking policy work they are available to help guide Members through the often obscure world of European health policy making.
Virtual Brussels Office – EHMA has an office in the heart of the European Union area of Brussels, with meeting rooms and a conference room for up to 25 participants. As a Member of EHMA you will be free to visit us in Brussels and we can also provide you with an enhanced service that would include use of the Conference Room, Hot Desk facilities, and can include support to identify funding opportunities or partners for research or other purposes.
Healthcare providers, Universities, Research institutions, health policy bodies and government ministries are all welcome to become Members of EHMA. The application process is a simple one, which is subject to Board approval. Membership fees form an important part of income and as such all Members are required to pay an Annual Subscription.
Our current Organization Membership Fees for 2017 are as follows:
- Standard Rate - €2500 (VAT excl.) per year
- Concessionary Rate (by application, up to 50% discount)
Organization membership in EHMA entitles you and up to five other colleagues to a number of benefits including discounted rates to attend our Annual Conference and other EHMA events, access to our Website, including the Member only areas, free access to our peer reviewed Journal and use of our Brussels Office (some additional charges may apply).
Individuals are also welcome to become Members of EHMA. The application process is a simple one, which is subject to Board approval. Membership fees form an important part of income and as such all Members are required to pay an Annual Subscription.
Our current Individual Membership Fees for 2017 are as follows:
- Standard Rate - €110 per year
- Young Professional (under 26 or within five years of their first employed position) - €55 per year
- Student - €55 per year
- Concessionary Rate (by application, up to 50% discount)
Membership of EHMA entitles you to a number of benefits including discounted rates to attend our Annual Conference and other EHMA events, access to our Website, including the Member only areas, free access to our peer reviewed Journal and use of our Brussels Office (some additional charges may apply). Individual memberships applies to the following categories: young (<26 or within five years of their first employed position), independent workers, retired (65+ years old)