Celebrating healthy populations is the key theme for the first European Public Health Week being held next week.
The Health Inequalities Annual Report 2019 has been published today by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.
The report presents a comprehensive analysis of regional health inequality gaps between the most and least deprived areas of NI.
The report also looks at sub-regional gaps within Health & Social Care (HSC) Trust and Local Government District (LGD) areas across a range of health indicators.
Some of the key regional findings include:
On World Cancer Day, the Institute of Public Health in Ireland is highlighting some key facts on the relationship between cancer and health inequalities.
World Cancer Day takes places today – February 4th – and is an initiative that unites the world in the fight against cancer. The event aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer
Health inequalities influence the risk of developing cancer, survival rates and treatment. Some of the key facts relating to cancer on the island of Ireland include:
A review of Northern Ireland’s cross-departmental strategy to reduce the level of alcohol and drug-related harm has been published by the Department of Health.
The final review of the New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs
Phase 2 (NSD-2), which was launched in 2012, is available here.
New leadership at all-island public health body
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) today announced the appointment of Suzanne Costello as Chief Executive Officer.
Ms Costello today joins IPH from Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, where she has served as the organisation’s CEO since 2013. Suzanne has also served as the Interim Policy Lead for the HSE’s Alcohol Programme since 2015, and previously served as Samaritans Ireland’s Executive Director.
Sit less, Move more! IPH hold joint seminar with UU and NIPHRN on working with physical activity guidelines to promote active living
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland co-hosted a research seminar with Ulster University and the Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network on Thursday 13th December 2018 titled: ‘Sit less and Move more: working with the physical activity guidelines to promote active living’.
The Keynote was given by Professor Dawn Skelton (Glasgow Caledonian University) who currently chairs the Older People Panel for the UK’s update of the Physical Activity for Health Guidelines and a review on guidelines for exercise for the UKs National Osteoporosis Society.
The event co-hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and the Bamford Centre for Mental Health & Wellbeing, Ulster University brought together international academics, researchers, organisations and charities to share and consider the latest research, policy and practice in this area.
People from both sides of the border will benefit from new health and social care research trials thanks to a new Cross-Border Healthcare Intervention Trials in Ireland Network (CHITIN).
CHITIN aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Northern Ireland and the border region of Ireland (Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan, Monaghan, and Louth) through cross border research collaborations.
The research will look at key health challenges such as youth mental health, obesity, asthma and stroke. A brief summary of each project is outlined below.
The Northern Ireland Executive is developing a new ‘Family and Parenting Support Strategy’ and is looking to hear from parents, caregivers and family members about the support they have received.
In order to make sure that the Strategy and the Plan are providing the right support, the Northern Ireland Executive is looking to hear directly from all types of families, which include one or more child (under 21 if child with a disability).
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has welcomed the latest publication of Northern Ireland’s Health Survey 2017/18 which release information on the health behaviours of the population.
The survey of 3,355 people aged 16 and over living in Northern Ireland gives an overview of lifestyle behaviours such as smoking, alcohol consumption and general health.
Some of the key findings include;