Welcome to the Institute of Public Health in Ireland

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) promotes cooperation for public health between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland by:

  • strengthening public health intelligence;
  • building public health capacity;
  • policy and programme development and evaluation.

We work with a range of partners to bring people and organisations from across the island together to promote collective action for sustained improvements in health. Tackling inequalities in health across the island of Ireland is a focus for all our work. IPH has produced over 60 publications, held over 40 conferences and workshops and responded to relevant policy consultations.

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Latest News

25 May 2016
IPH Conference hears 40% of Irish population have low health literacy levels – low literacy linked...
20 May 2016
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) are hosting a workshop entitled: A Tobacco Free...
10 May 2016
safefood research indicates over 40% of parents routinely give their children treats like crisps,...
10 May 2016
FSAI releases report on policy options for reducing neural tube defects in the Republic of Ireland
10 May 2016
EU Court of Justice reinforces validity of the Tobacco Products Directive measures including...
29 Apr 2016
The Department of Health today (29 April 2016) published a report entitled - An assessment of the...
28 Apr 2016
The Royal College of Physicians (UK) recently published a report, ‘Nicotine without smoke: tobacco...

Publications

IPH response consultation on Draft Annual Indicators for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the ‘Active Ageing Strategy 2016 - 2021’

IPH response to the consultation on Draft Annual Indicators for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the ‘Active Ageing Strategy 2016 - 2021’  Read...

IPH Response to the Health risks from alcohol: new guidelines consultation

The UK Chief Medical Officers commissioned an expert group to consider whether previous alcohol guidelines should be updated. The group reviewed...

IPH response to the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research

The Health Research Authority and devolved administrations are developing a new UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research which sets...

Tackling food poverty in your city: Webinar presentations and recordings

Elizabeth Mitchell, IPH Director of Development and Capacity Building, made a presentation on IPH work with the Belfast Food Network  on food...

Loneliness and ageing: Ireland, North and South

Loneliness can have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of older people and is of increasing concern for public health says a...

Consultation on the development of a National Maternity Strategy

On 27 January 2016 ROI Minister for Health Leo Varadkar launched Ireland’s first National Maternity Strategy – Creating a Better Future Together –...

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