During the Open Days 2009, EUREGHA has organised, together with DG Health and Consumers and COCIR a series of conferences focused on health-related matters. With the intent of giving value to the role of regional and local authorities in health promotion and prevention, EUREGHA lead a conference centred on best practices championing health held on the 7th October 2009, from 4.45 pm to 6.30 pm, at the Committee of Regions. The debate revolved around a series of questions: How can regions pursue greater access to health services and better health outcomes for all EU citizens? What are the tools that help regions in achieving these goals? What is the current state of play and what should be done by regions to improve these results?