Values

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has an intrinsic core value base that is applied to both our work and working relationships.

The Institute values are as follows:

Excellence which means:

  • doing the best we can;
  • developing standards and monitoring our performance against these;
  • seeking and accepting help from others and giving help to others both within the Institute and externally;
  • taking on only as much work as we can carry out to the standards we have set ourselves;
  • keeping up-to-date;
  • developing individual development plans and working towards achieving them;
  • building on our strengths individually and as an organisation.

Respect which means:

  • making space and time to listen to each other;
  • taking care of and looking out for each other;
  • being courteous, always;
  • recognising the impact of what we do and say on each other;
  • recognising and valuing diversity among individuals and cultures;
  • respecting the environment;
  • embracing and appreciating differences.

Maximum appropriate involvement which means:

  • having clearly identified roles and relationships;
  • providing opportunities for all to be involved in planning, implementing and reviewing the work of the Institute without letting this cause undue delays;
  • good planning;
  • working as a team.

Trust which means:

  • creating an environment that supports open and honest communication;
  • allowing risks to be taken and providing a safe environment for lessons to be learnt;
  • everyone taking responsibility for their actions;
  • being reliable;
  • delegating;
  • assuming the best.

Principled action which means:

  • speaking up for what we believe in, internally and externally;
  • creating impact and effecting social change;
  • checking with colleagues before taking actions which may have significant implications for the Institute;
  • being committed to seeing things through, even when the going gets tough.