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18 Jun 2013 | News

IPH welcome £9m boost for research into public health which will include ageing, mental wellbeing and children's health. IPH is a partner in the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), one of the UK's first Centre's of Excellence for public health research. The funding has been award to the Centre. The Centre was formed to help create significant improvements in the wellbeing and health of the UK population. Researchers at the Centre have already made an impact by actively involving the policy makers, practitioners and the public in all stages of their research, in projects like the evaluation of the Connswater Community Greenway, in schools-based trials and in the way they disseminate their results in easily understood language.

12 Jun 2013 | News

A key challenge for those working to increase the levels of physical activity in the community is to understand how to increase the walkability of our built environments. On 10 June 2013 IPH, Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), (QUB) and HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research (UCC) hosted a workshop to look at the lessons learnt from recent walkability studies conducted across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. If you missed this event you can access the presentations and audio below.

12 Jun 2013 | News

Dr Ruth Hunter, Centre of Public Health Excellence (QUB) met with BBC's Helen Jones at the Victoria Park, East Belfast to discuss the barriers our built environment poses to physical activity and critical need for more government and partnership working to change this situation to improve our health. Dr Hunter called for those working in health, regional development and planning to focus more on how we can tackle our critical health situation through improving our built environment to enable easier physical activity.

11 Jun 2013 | News

Date: 11 June 2013 Source: http://www.thejournal.ie/irish-people-walking-levels-944492-Jun2013 DO YOU WALK every day – or is walking something you only do to and from the car door? Only one-third of the Irish population is meeting the minimum recommended weekly levels of physical activity, and the low levels of walking are contributing to long-term health problems. A seminar held in UCC , which was hosted 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), heard more about this issue.

11 Jun 2013 | News

Date: 11 June 2013 Source: Irish Examiner The layout of Ireland’s towns and villages must be overhauled if the country is to adequately tackle the growing obesity crisis. The claim was made by health experts at a major conference at University College Cork (UCC) which heard that existing community structures are creating serious medical problems for people in later life. According to the Institute of Public Health in Ireland, less than one in three people currently meet the minimum weekly physical-activity levels for a healthy body.

5 Jun 2013 | News

IPH wishes to recruit a Consultant in Public Health, full-time, who will support IPH in its drive to tackle health inequalities and improve population health across the island. This post is open to those who have completed higher specialist training in public health and are on the GMC Specialist Register or UK Public Health Register or Irish Medical Council Register in Public Health Medicine (Specialist Division) and who hold a primary or postgraduate qualification in medicine.

30 May 2013 | News

The Irish Cancer Society in partnership with the Association of European Cancer Leagues, is hosting the Official Conference for the European Week Against Cancer in the Aviva stadium Dublin which finishes today (May 30). The conference is an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU and was addressed by the Irish Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly T.D. IPH Senior Policy Officer Dr Helen McAvoy will address a workshop on the relationship between smoking and health inequalties at 12.30, Friday 30 May.

21 May 2013 | News

9 May 2013 | News

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) was requested by the Department of Health to undertake a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of a proposed tax on sugar sweetened drinks (SSDs) in 2012.

24 Apr 2013 | News

IPH are part of the NI Environment Link (NIEL) Working Group presenting to this morning's Committee for Regional Development Inquiry into Comprehensive Transport Delivery Structures at the NI Assembly. NI Environment Link Transport Working Group (TWG) includes: • Dr Stephen McCabe, Policy and Projects Officer, Northern Ireland Environment Link • Dr Joanna Purdy, Public Health Development Officer, Institute of Public Health in Ireland • Mr Steven Patterson, Northern Ireland Director, Sustrans