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About us


What we do

The Health Well is an all-island (Ireland and Northern Ireland) health information website that promotes health and wellbeing by supporting evidence-informed decision making.

It is managed by Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) with the co-operation of key organisations throughout the island.

Health Well will help you

  • Access the information you need;
  • Work collaboratively across the web (by hosting webgroups and supporting key health networks);
  • Use information more effectively (with online analysis tools and support for knowledge translation)

It also aims to build the health intelligence capacity of public health workers and health related organisations.

In its initial phase, Health Well focusses on chronic conditions, obesity and fuel poverty. 

The Health Well covers population health as well as health and social services.


Our partners


The HRB's Health and Diet Research Centre (UCC, UCD) in Ireland

The Centre of Excellence in Public Health (QUB) in Northern Ireland .




Co-operating and Working Together (CAWT)

Get Ireland Active

Public Health England (PHE)

HSE (Ireland)


How Health Well is managed

Health Well is managed by Ireland and Northern Ireland's Population Health Observatory (INIsPHO) at the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) in collaboration with the HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research at University College Cork (UCC) and University College Dublin (UCD), and the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI) at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB).


The Health Well Team

Data Manager: Lorraine Fahy, IPH

Resources Manager: Louise Bradley, IPH

Web Developer: Adam Mcune, IPH

Website Content Editor(s): Joanne Dunne, Suzanne Kirk. IPH

Team Leader: Kevin Balanda, IPH

Hub Managers:

Chronic Conditions Hub: Steve Barron, IPH

Health Inequalities Hub: Helen McAvoy, IPH

Obesity Hub: Fiona O'Shea, IPH/UCC

Fuel Poverty Hub: Helen McAvoy, IPH

Webgroup Managers:

CAWT Obesity Learning Network: Eimear Barrett, IPH/QUB

Health Analysts' SIG: Lorraine Fahy, IPH

Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network (NIPHRN): Eimear Barrett, IPH/QUB

Webtools Lead

Community Profiles: Lorraine Fahy, IPH

Online Data Tools: Lorraine Fahay, IPH

Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions (PANI) Tool: Fiona O'Shea, IPH/UCC

PHIS Data Tables: Lorraine Fahy, IPH


Updated: 30 January 2013

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