Members of the Society are automatically members of EUPHA under a special arrangement. Martin McKee, a founder member of EUPHA and active in SSM, provided a strong link between the organisations. This has financial implications for the Society, which have to be considered when agreeing membership fees.
Until 2011, the SSM was represented on the EUPHA Council. Constitutional changes in 2011 including limiting representation on the Council to one organisation per country. Both the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and the SSM are constituent organisations of EUPHA. The two organisations will take turns in representing the UK.
A second member also sits on the EUPHA Scientific Committee (which reviews abstracts). This is an elected role, but the elected person is not eligible to be on the SSM committee.