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27 May 2015 | News

NI Health MInister, Simon Hamilton, launched a new report which examines progress made in reducing exposure to second-hand smoke in Northern Ireland. 'Smoke-free Spaces' was produced by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in partnership with the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and incorporates a 5 year review of smoke-free legislation. Access the full report here.

20 May 2015 | News

20 Apr 2015 | News

23 Mar 2015 | News

Enough is Enough Conference - Launch of Belfast’s Food Poverty Scoping Exercise Monday 23rd March, 9.30am - 1.00pm, City Church, 12-24 University Avenue, Belfast Dr Elizabeth Mitchell, IPH Director, convenes the Food Poverty Working Group on behalf of the Belfast Food Network (BFN). The BFN has been funded by the Public Health Agency to lead the Enough is Enough project. The first stage of the project, which is being delivered by Advice NI, is scoping the size and experience of food poverty in the city. The primary purpose of this conference was to present the findings of the first stage, but more importantly seek input from a wide range of stakeholders to help understand the nature and extent of food poverty in Belfast.

11 Feb 2015 | News

Addressing chronic diseases and healthy ageing issues in 8 countries: BE, FR, DE, IE, NL, UK, LU, ES

6 Feb 2015 | News

IPH has welcomed the announcement by Health Minister, Jim Wells, that Northern Ireland will be included in UK-wide regulations on standardised packaging to be laid within the current Parliament. Enhanced tobacco control policies and programmes are an important component of any strategic approach to improving population health and tackling health inequalities. IPH supports comprehensive and effective evidence - based tobacco control measures and works to support the Ten-Year Tobacco Control Strategy for Northern Ireland published in 2012.

3 Dec 2014 | News

The IPH has welcomed the plans by the Health Minister for a minimum pricing per unit of alcohol. The Health Minister, Jim Wells, MLA, has said that he hopes to launch a consultation shortly.

20 Nov 2014 | News

“Dr Helen McAvoy, Director of Policy, IPH, is attending "4th Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion" which is taking place at The EGG, rue Bara 175 in Brussels on 20-21 November 2014. She is part of the Irish delegation.

1 Nov 2014 | News

24 Oct 2014 | News

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