Public health policy
IPH work supports the development of public policy designed to improve population and reduce health inequalities on the island of Ireland. Our work influences policies directly related to health such as those being developed and led by the Department’s of Health and national health agencies North and South. We also support ongoing development of wider public policies which influence population health, such as social policy, transport, education and the built environment as well as those policies related to vulnerable groups in society.
IPH work on public health policy
- working directly with government departments to support them in the process of developing evidence-based equitable and patient-centred health policy
- submitting evidence-based recommendations in IPH responses to policy consultations
- developing position and briefing papers on public health priorities which are strategic and policy relevant
- maximizing opportunities for North/South cooperation and harmonized, cost-effective policy making and implementation on public health priorities
- developing ease of access to health intelligence resources which support national, regional and local policy making
IPH partners on public health policy
IPH is currently working with
- Department of Health (ROI) supporting various elements of Healthy Ireland – A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013 – 2025
- Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to support implementation of Making Life Better – a Whole System Framework for Public Health 2013 - 2023
- Health Service Executive (HSE) to support research and evaluation of health promotion policy and practice.
- UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI) led by QUB and others on developing health intelligence to inform policy in the areas of obesity, diet and other population health priorities
- Injury Observatory for Britain and Ireland (IOBI) for health intelligence to inform injury policy