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7 Mar 2016 | News

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) wants you to show us what health and wellbeing means to you by entering the Knowledge 4 Health 2016 Photo Competition.

3 Mar 2016 | News

On 4 February 2016, JA-CHRODIS held its 2nd General Assembly to which all Associated and Collaborating Partners of the Joint Action (including IPH) were invited. Partners heard how two mechanisms were needed in order to collect information on one hand, and implement the practices in every day work on the other

1 Mar 2016 | News

In February 2016, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted in favour of an amendment contained within the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (2015) to ban anyone from smoking in private vehicles (such as cars) carrying children. The Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service published a paper relating to this amendment making reference to IPH work in this area.

29 Feb 2016 | News

A year long study of Irish third level students has found that 64% are highly active and are more active than the general population across comparable age groups. The Student Activity and Sports Study Ireland (SASSI) of over 250,000 third level students was launched 25 February 2016 by Student Sport Ireland at its offices at the National Sports Campus.

29 Feb 2016 | News

The Public Health Agency and Partners will be hosting the fifth Public Health Annual Scientific Conference in June. The theme of the Conference will be “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It will focus on the economic case for prevention and the health benefits of public health interventions for our population. A call for abstracts is now open.

29 Feb 2016 | News

On 9 March 2016 Northern Ireland’s health and social care sites go smoke free. From No Smoking Day on 9 March, health and social care facilities and grounds will transform to be smoke free, meaning that smoking will not be allowed on site by staff, patients or visitors. This major step by the health and social care system in Northern Ireland is leading the way, helping to change the culture and highlight where smoking is unacceptable.

29 Feb 2016 | News

Northern Ireland Health Minister Simon Hamilton recently (11 February 2016) published the new research and development (R&D) strategy for the Health and Social Care (HSC) sector: Research for Better Health and Social Care (2016-2025).

24 Feb 2016 | News

This small scoping event explored how we could better collaborate to strengthen local data and local community profiles that are needed to support the development, implementation and monitoring of the national public health framework, Healthy Ireland

24 Feb 2016 | News

Elizabeth Mitchell, IPH Director of Development and Capacity Building, will make a presentation on IPH work with the Belfast Food Network on food poverty in a webinar called Tackling food poverty in your city organised by the Sustainable Food Cities. The webinar will be chaired by Hannah Lauristan and will take place on Thursday 3rd March at 10am-11am.

18 Feb 2016 | News

Vulnerable populations in Ireland, North and South are bearing a disproportionate burden of impacts from infectious diseases and environmental hazards according to a new report published by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).

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