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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IPH welcomes BMA Report 'Food for thought: promoting healthy diets among children and young people'

IPH welcomes the major food report recently published by the British Medical Association (BMA) which highlights the need for comprehensive action...

Brain Health and Dementia Prevention in Ireland - a discussion paper

Approximately 47,849 people were living with dementia in Ireland in 2011.  This number is expected to double by 2031 to about 90,000 as incident...

IPH response to 'Supporting the best start in life' Infant Mental Health Framework and Action Plan 2015-2018 Consultation

The Infant Mental Health Framework and Action Plan represents a committment to improve interventions from the ante-natal period through to children...

Smoke-free spaces: Progress in reducing exposure to second-hand smoke in Northern Ireland incorporating the five year review of smoke-free legislation

This report provides an overview of progress in reducing Second Hand Smoke (SHS) exposure in Northern Ireland that incorporates the five year...

Enough is enough - Food Poverty Scoping Exercise

Author: Belfast Food Network In March 2015, over 80 people, representing food banks, churches, advice services, community organisations,...

Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children on the Heads of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015

IPH welcomes the opportunity to comment on Heads of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. International evidence supports these regulatory measures in...

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