IPH news

13 Jan 2016 | News

IPH welcomes the enactment of ROI legislation to ban smoking in cars where children are present which came into force on 1 January 2016.

11 Jan 2016 | News

A growing list of organisations including Church Action on Poverty, Oxfam, Sustainable Food Cities Network, Trussell Trust, Feeding Britain Inquiry and Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty have called for stronger more coordinated national and local government action to reduce food poverty.

14 Dec 2015 | News

The IPH Community Profiles Tool provides access to health-related data that have been compiled for every local authority area in the Republic of Ireland and every local government district in Northern Ireland.

9 Dec 2015 | News

A new report estimates that over half of 7 year-olds (53.2%) in Northern Ireland have one or more longstanding health conditions. The report published by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) today (Wednesday 9th December 2015) found that asthma (22.9%) and eczema (26%) were the most common conditions reported by carers followed by sight (16.8%) and hearing (8.3%) problems. The report also estimated that boys are 1.7 times more likely than girls to experience asthma or asthma-like symptoms.

9 Dec 2015 | News

IPH welcomes the publication of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015. Many of the items in it resonate strongly with findings in the “Reducing alcohol-related harm by addressing availability” report which was published in July 2014 by The IPH in association with the North South Alcohol Policy Advisory Group.

9 Dec 2015 | News

A new report estimates that 16% (11,200) of 3 year-olds in the Republic of Ireland have had an accident or injury requiring hospital treatment or admission. The report released today (Wednesday 09 December 2015) by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) shows the prevalence of injuries and accidents as well as highlighting risk factors such as gender and whether a primary carer has a longstanding health condition.

9 Dec 2015 | News

The IPH welcomes publication of The Health Behaviours in School Children (HBSC) survey 2014.

24 Nov 2015 | News

Ireland joins forces with 25 EU partners in health promotion to tackle chronic diseases. Irish policies and programmes tackling chronic disease will be showcased today at a high level EU Conference.

23 Nov 2015 | News

A new report estimates that over half of 7 year-olds (53.2%) in Northern Ireland have one or more longstanding health conditions. The report published by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) today (Wednesday 9th December 2015) found that asthma (22.9%) and eczema (26%) were the most common conditions reported by carers followed by sight (16.8%) and hearing (8.3%) problems. The report also estimated that boys are 1.7 times more likely than girls to experience asthma or asthma-like symptoms.

19 Nov 2015 | News

The UK & Ireland Public Health Inequalities Collaboration is a partnership between the UCL Institute of Health Equity and public health and government bodies in the UK and Ireland.

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