Introduction

The Portuguese League for Social Prophylaxis (LPPS) is a Non-Profit Organization funded in 1924 with the aim of raising awareness, educating and positively act on pressing social problems. LPPS' activity focuses particularly on health issues, despite its statutory purpose is also to promote inclusion and social welfare.

With a relevant history in the field of Portuguese Public Health promotion, LPPS has an extensive experience in social intervention and public awareness, areas in which it has been a pioneer in the defence of social rights.

Currently, LPPS particularly invests on health education by implementing multi-strategy intervention designs to promote and increase beneficiaries’ personal, social and professional capacities and to co-construct empowerment paths for personal and community development.

Our social work is therefore guided by a holistic approach that seeks the improvement of the citizens’ bio-psycho-social well-being throughout their life cycle.