research and evidence review
policy analysis and evaluation
specialist training and public communications
We focus on promoting health and wellbeing, improving health equity, and reducing health inequalities throughout the life course.
The Institute has researchers and policy specialists from a range of disciplines based in offices in Dublin and Belfast.
Established in 1998, the Institute is jointly funded by the Departments of Health in both Ireland and Northern Ireland, and is directly accountable to both Chief Medical Officers. The Institute is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Chief Medical Officers, providing strategic advice to the executive team.
The Institute works with national and local government departments, and have established partnerships with public health schools, clinical and academic institutions, and community organisations on the island of Ireland, in the UK, EU and globally.
As a North South body, partnership working on the island of Ireland is a priority for the Institute.