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Video: Key Messages from the Healthy Planet, Healthy People conference

Following on from the recent Joint Public Health Conference, we are delighted to share a short video featuring highlights and key messages from this online event. The one-day Healthy Planet, Healthy People conference on 30 November was one of the first major conferences to highlight the impacts of climate change on population health on the…

Report: Evidence is building to support a ‘whole systems approach’ to obesity prevention in Northern Ireland 

A holistic or ‘whole systems approach’ to obesity prevention could offer a more effective means of tackling high, unequal and increasing levels of obesity in Northern Ireland. That’s according to a new report examining best international evidence and case studies of this approach, developed by researchers at the Institute of Public Health, Ulster University, Queen’s…

New report will inform regulations for providers of home support services in Ireland

The Department of Health has today published a consultation report, produced by the Institute of Public Health, that will inform the further development of legislation governing providers of home support services in Ireland. The report follows a public consultation on draft regulations governing public, private, and not-for-profit providers of home support services, which was launched…

Consultation Response: Review of Alcohol Licensing in Ireland

The Institute of Public Health made a submission to the Department of Justice on a Review of Alcohol Licensing in Ireland in January 2022. The submission was made in response to a public consultation on the Sale of Alcohol Bill. Legislation governing the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in licensed premises are set out…

All-island conference will highlight need to put health at the heart of our climate response 

This week a major all-island conference will highlight the impacts of climate change on population health in Ireland and Northern Ireland and the need to put health at the heart of our response.  On Wednesday, 30 November around 1,000 health professionals, researchers and policymakers are expected to attend the online Joint Public Health Conference to…

Blog: Active Healthy Kids – How physical activity levels compare across Ireland and the UK

In this blog, Lauren Rodriguez, IPH Public Health Development Officer, shares an overview of the 2022 Ireland North and South Report Card on Physical Activity and also looks at how the findings compare with Scotland and Wales. In August 2022, the Ireland North and South Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents was…

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