A Healthy Ireland Networking event takes place today in Dublin Castle. The event will be opened by Minister of State, Catherine Byrne TD. This event has been scheduled to provide all Healthy Ireland network members an opportunity to meet, network, and to share and promote ideas.
A brief agenda of the day:
The Irish Planning Institute Annual Conference “Ireland: 2040 and Beyond” will includes a focus on planning for health. The conference will explore some of the opportunities and challenges ahead in the interface between environmental planning and population health. Assistant Principal Officer in the Health and Wellbeing Unit in the Department of Health, Greg Stratton, will present at the conference.
David Bergin, IPH Project Officer in Health Promotion, becomes a registered Health Promotion Practitioner
David Bergin, IPH Project Officer in Health Promotion, recently became a registered Health Promotion Practitioner in Ireland.
David outlined the benefits of being a registered Health Promotion Practitioner – “Beginning my career in Health Promotion is an exciting time and getting the chance to be professionally recognised by the IUHPE Health Promotion Accreditation System is a great opportunity afforded to me by those working tirelessly behind the scenes in the Association for Health Promotion Ireland.
IPH Director of Policy, Dr Helen McAvoy joined other members of the National Healthy Cities and Counties of Ireland Network and Minister of State Catherine Byrne TD in a meeting with WHO Healthy Cities representatives. The meeting took place on the 8 January in Leinster House, Dublin.
The WHO Healthy Cities representatives discussed WHO Plans for 2018-2030. Members of the National Healthy Cities and Counties Network Committee shared their learning and experience.
The Minister for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne, has welcomed the announcement by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton this week that Physical Education is to be introduced as an examinable subject for the Leaving Certificate in September, 2018.
safefood in partnership with the Department of Health and Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland (NI); and Healthy Ireland, Health Service Executive and Department of Health in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) launched a new 5-year public awareness campaign aimed at maintaining a healthy weight in children across the island of Ireland.
The Get Ireland Walking Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2020 was launched this week. The walking strategy is an initiative of Sport Ireland with funding from Healthy Ireland and aligned with Get Ireland Active – the National Physical Activity Plan. The strategy aims to get more people walking for recreation, transport and health.
The first edition of the Healthy Ireland Network newsletter has been published. The newsletter features an introduction from Catherine Byrne TD, Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy. The newsletter includes features on the GAA Healthy Clubs Initiative as well as an update on recently published policies including the new Cancer Strategy and the National Drugs Strategy. IPH is a member of the Healthy Ireland Network.