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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…

Free online course to help healthcare professionals support older people to be more physically active

The Institute of Public Health (IPH) has launched a free online course to help healthcare professionals to support older people to have more physically active lives. The new ‘Getting Active for Better Ageing’ course is available on IPH’s Public Health Matters app and desktop platform. The digital learning resource is aimed at general practitioners, nurses,…

Blog: Taking the mystery out of menopause and smoking

It’s National Menopause Awareness Week, Ireland’s first national awareness campaign about menopause. The campaign slogan ‘Let’s take the mystery out of menopause’ highlights the need for clear information and evidence, as well as empathy, for those facing menopause. In this blog, Dr Helen McAvoy, Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Health, shines a…

IPH launches ‘How We Age’ Image Gallery to mark International Day of Older Persons

The Institute of Public Health (IPH) has launched new gallery of images capturing the lived experiences of older people in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The How We Age gallery of images is the culmination of an all-island photography competition, hosted by IPH earlier this year, in a bid to reframe how older people are portrayed.…

Webinar Playback: Launch of Unequal Chances report on Inequalities in Mortality Rates in Ireland

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)  recently hosted a webinar to launch a new report on inequalities in mortality rates in Ireland. The report was commissioned by the Institute of Public Health. The report, ‘Unequal Chances? Inequalities in Mortality in Ireland’, provides a timely update on IPH’s previous work in this area when it published a…

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