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.
Research shows that over half of the children living in Northern Ireland’s most deprived areas are living with an adult smoker. This data is contained in an Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) snapshot report, Smoke-Free Spaces on the island of Ireland.
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has created a new web resource called www.dementiaresearch.ie to support those working in the field of dementia.
IPH Conference hears 40% of Irish population have low health literacy levels – low literacy linked with poor health outcomes
On World Health Day 2016 European health consortium JA-CHRODIS has launched a new policy brief highlighting the need to step up measures in prevention and treatment of diabetes.The CHRODIS diabetes policy brief examines a selection of National Diabetes Plans (NDPs) across Europe and highlights potential areas for the exchange of good practices in the areas of prevention and treatment.
On 22 March 2016, Elizabeth Mitchell, IPH Chief Executive, as Chair of the Belfast Food Network, accepted a prestigious Sustainable Food Cities award which recognises the work of the Network to address issues including obesity and diet-related ill-health to climate change and biodiversity loss to declining prosperity and social inequalities.
IPH Chief Executive Owen Metcalfe retired from his post in March 2016. The staff and board of IPH would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Metcalfe for his work within the organisation, his contribution to public health and wish him well in his retirement. Dr Elizabeth Mitchell has been appointed Chief Executive.
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) wants you to show us what health and wellbeing means to you by entering the Knowledge 4 Health 2016 Photo Competition.