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Public Health Matters Podcast: S1 Ep 1 Sir Michael Marmot on the social factors that influence life expectancy

The Institute of Public Health has launched a new Public Health Matters podcast highlighting key public health issues across Ireland and Northern Ireland. In the first series of the Public Health Matters podcast we look at what lessons we can learn from public health. In the first episode, we speak to Sir Michael Marmot, a Professor of Epidemiology at…

‘How We Age’ competition winners capture ordinary and extraordinary moments in everyday lives of older people

An intergenerational vignette, a moment of holiday fun, and a poignant Covid-19 snapshot – these are the prize-winning images that captured the judges attention in the Institute of Public Health’s ‘How We Age’ photography competition. The Institute is delighted to announce the winners in this all-island competition, which was launched in April to reframe how…

Registration has opened for the 2022 Joint Public Health Conference

‘Climate change is the greatest global health threat facing the world in the 21st century, but it is also the greatest opportunity to redefine the social and environmental determinants of health’ – The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change   Registration has now opened for the Joint North South Public Health Conference taking place…

Becoming SunSmart: Reflections on skin cancer prevention in Ireland

In this blog, Lauren Rodriguez, IPH Public Health Development Officer, reflects on the policy impact from a report IPH published in 2020 in partnership with NUI Galway. This report, Children’s exposure to ultraviolet radiation – a risk profile for future skin cancers in Ireland, presented the first nationally representative data on sun protection behaviours, sunbed…

Call for Abstracts: North South Public Health Conference – Healthy Planet, Healthy People

‘Climate change is the greatest global health threat facing the world in the 21st century, but it is also the greatest opportunity to redefine the social and environmental determinants of health’ The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change The Institute of Public Health, Public Health Agency, Ulster University, Queen’s University Belfast, and University College…

Blog: Clear evidence that it’s time for a Tobacco Endgame

In recent weeks, IPH participated in a ‘Tobacco Endgame: Nobody Left Behind’ conference, hosted by the HSE, to mark World No Tobacco Day on 31 May. In this blog, Lauren Rodriguez, IPH Public Health Development Officer, shares an overview of the evidence presented at this conference, which focussed on Ireland’s ambitions to reach a tobacco…

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