Dr Helen McAvoy, IPH Director of Policy and Dr Joanna Purdy, Public Health Development Officer presented evidence to the NI Assembly Communities Committee on the Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill on 27 October.
Watch the evidence session
NI Health Minister Michelle O’Neill today launched her new vision for health and social care in Northern Ireland entitled, ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together’ after considering the Expert Panel report (led by Professor Rafael Bengoa), ‘Systems, Not Structures: Changing Health and Social Care’ which clearly sets out the need for change.
Highlighting the need for change the Minister said: '"If we continue as we are now, the system in 10 years would need 90% of the entire Executive budget."
Healthy Ireland Survey was launched on October 19th , follow this link to access Summary Findings
IPH and the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Ulster University, are holding a seminar on 6 December, in the Clayton Hotel, Belfast on the theme of Loneliness & Ageing - A Public Health Issue.
The 5th Public Health Open Conference took place on Tuesday, 11th October 2016 in Titanic Belfast. The aim of the Open Conference was to provide an open platform to:
showcase cross sectoral work in public health,
provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary networking,
enhance knowledge, skills and leadership in public health.
Young people, males and those from lower socio-economic groups are most frequent consumers of sugar-sweetened drinks (SSDs) across island of Ireland
Over one-third of 11-16 year olds drink sugar sweetened
drinks at least once a day
Young people, males and those from lower socio-economic groups are
most frequent consumers of sugar-sweetened drinks (SSDs) across
island of Ireland
IPH Chief Executive Dr Liz Mitchell said:
“Obesity represents a very significant challenge to governments seeking to improve health and wellbeing on the island of Ireland. I am delighted to welcome the publication of ‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan’, which together with Northern Ireland’s ‘A Fitter Future for All’ strategy, sets a roadmap for increasing the numbers of children and adults enjoying a healthy weight.
In this blog, Dr Helen McAvoy, Director of Policy with the Institute of Public Health in Ireland shares her reflections on a site visit to Well London.
In this blog, Dr Noelle Cotter and Dr Helen McAvoy explore the evidence on taxation of sugar sweetened drinks policy in the context of the obesity epidemic on the island of Ireland.