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7 Oct 2015 | News

23 Sep 2015 | News

CARDI looks to future with the Institute of Public Health in Ireland. The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) will celebrate its work since its establishment in 2007 at an event in Dublin tonight (Wednesday, 23 September 2015). The event also marks the announcement that CARDI will become a new ageing division of the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).

6 Oct 2014 | News

Prevalence higher among boys and children from lower socio-economic backgrounds

24 Jun 2014 | News

IPH has today welcomed the publication by Government of its public health framework, Making Life Better. IPH is a north-south body that promotes cooperation for public health on the island of Ireland. In this context the Institute notes the 2013 publication of the Republic of Ireland public health framework ‘Healthy Ireland’. The publication of ‘Making Life Better’ ensures that the island is well served by comprehensive public health frameworks in both jurisdictions. The Framework acknowledges that people in different social circumstances experience different levels of health. There is renewed commitment to focus on addressing the challenges of disadvantage and inequality that exist in Northern Ireland and resulting gaps in health.

25 Nov 2013 | News

Tobacco control measures are working but disadvantaged children are at particular risk of tobacco-related harms Smoking cessation needs to be prioritised for parents during pregnancy and during their child’s early years A Tobacco-Free Future reveals declines in smoking rates among both children and pregnant women over the past decade, both North and South of the border. The report published by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and the TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland (TFRI), shows that while tobacco control measures are being successful, disadvantaged children are at particular risk of tobacco-related harms

25 Nov 2013 | News

Tobacco control measures are working but disadvantaged children are at particular risk of tobacco-related harms. Smoking cessation needs to be prioritised for parents during pregnancy and during their child’s early years A Tobacco-Free Future reveals declines in smoking rates among both children and pregnant women over the past decade, both North and South of the border. The report published by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and the TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland (TFRI), shows that while tobacco control measures are being successful, disadvantaged children are at particular risk of tobacco-related harms.

8 Oct 2013 | News

Life Skills and Training Programmes delivering real improvements to mental wellbeing and resilience IPH says improving public health is everyone’s business A conference hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has heard today that over half of our over 50s are living with two or more chronic diseases like diabetes and stroke and that the number of people with these multiple conditions is likely to increase dramatically by the end of this decade.

10 Jun 2013 | News

Only one-third of Irish population meeting minimum recommended weekly levels of physical activity Experts say that the layout and design of our towns and cities need to be improved to make it easier and more attractive to walk and cycle Low levels of walking and other physical activity in Irish towns and cities are contributing to long term health problems, delegates at a seminar held in UCC heard today. The purpose of the event – which was hosted jointly by Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH), the Centre of Excellence for Public Health (Queen’s University Belfast) and the HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research (UCC) – was to explore how recent research in the North and South of Ireland can support national policy and local government planning to increase the walkability of our towns and cities.

24 Apr 2013 | News

Researchers from across the island today said that public policies aimed at helping people to manage their obesity should place more focus on promoting physical activity alongside a healthier diet, and emphasise the positive benefits of a more active life and healthier diet. They were speaking at a workshop in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, on Food Choices. The event was jointly hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland, the HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research (UCC/UCD) and the Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland (Queens University Belfast – QUB).

28 Mar 2013 | News

IPH has today welcomed the publication by Government of its public health strategy, Healthy Ireland. IPH is a north-south body that promotes cooperation for public health on the island of Ireland. In this context the Institute pointed out that the Northern Ireland Government will shortly be publishing its own public health strategy and this will mean that the island is well served by comprehensive public health strategies in both jurisdictions. IPH Director, Owen Metcalfe, said that one of the key elements of the new strategy is its recognition that the achievement of a healthier Ireland is not just the responsibility of the Department of Health and those working in the health services but the whole of Government and wider society working in a co-ordinated, collaborative and partnership way.

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