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Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery: A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017- 2015

Department of Health (RoI) Substance Misuse Ireland’s “Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery” strategy sets out the Government’s response to addressing the harm caused by substance misuse in our society over the next eight years.  It identifies a set of key ...

Connecting for life: Kerry. Suicide prevention action plan 2017- 2020.

. Resource Office for Suicide Prevention Suicide, Self-harm The impact of suicide is devastating and far-reaching. It reverberates outwards through families, friends and communities. An issue that affects all of us so deeply can only be addressed by involv ...

Rebuilding Ireland: action plan for housing and homelessness.

The overarching aim of this Action Plan is to ramp up delivery of housing from its current under-supply across all tenures to help individuals and families meet their housing needs, and to help those who are currently housed to remain in their homes or be ...

UISCE strategic plan 2017.

UISCE (Union for Improved Services Communication and Education) provide an independent representative voice for people who use drugs and work towards protecting their civil liberties and human rights. UISCE is aware of the need to constantly renew and reg ...

EMCDDA strategy 2025.

. European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction Substance Misuse This strategy sets out an ambitious course of travel for the agency to 2025. It presents a vision to contribute to a healthier and more secure Europe, through better informed drug p ...

Action plan for education 2017.

. Department of Education and Skills Education, Training Services Action Plan 2017 is derived from the Action Plan for Education 2016-2019 and builds on the progress made to date and incorporates feedback from the consultation process. It reaffirms our vis ...

Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) response to Department of Finance Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Tax Public Consultation

Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Sugar tax, Sugar sweetened drink, Child health, Obesity IPH welcomed the opportunity to respond to a Department of Finance (RoI) consultation on the forthcoming sugar sweetened drinks tax in the Republic of Irel ...

IPH response to: Towards a new National Women’s Strategy 2017- 2020

Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Equality, Women, Education, Employment, Income, Attitude The Department of Justice and Equality (RoI) launched a public consultation on the new National Women's Strategy on 23 November 2016 seeking public v ...

IPH response to the Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (NI) 2017

Institute of Public Health in Ireland Infrastructure, Environmental Impact IPH welcomed the opportunity to respond to the NI Department for Infrastructure on the Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017.  IPH believe ...

Consultation response to the National Planning Framework

Institute of Public Health in Ireland Housing, Spatial planning IPH welcomes the opportunity to respond to the  consultation  on the National Planning Framework held by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (ROI). Spatial pla ...

IPH response to Regulations restricting smoking in private vehicles when children are present

Institute of Public Health in Ireland Smoking, Child health, Vehicle, Tobacco IPH welcome the opportunity to respond to the NI consultation on regulations to restrict smoking in private vehicles when children are present. The draft regulations proposed th ...

HSE policy on public health information initiatives related to alcohol.

. Health Service Executive Alcohol The purpose of this policy is to provide clarity on the HSE’s position with regard to engaging, directly or indirectly, in any initiatives, partnership or funding arrangements with the alcohol industry. This states that H ...

Health and social care professions education and development strategy 2016- 2019.

Health and Social Care Professions (HSCP) is a term used to encompass a diverse, highly educated and skilled range of professionals with significant contributions to make to the health, care, wellbeing and quality of life of the population. HSCP are well ...

National Male Health Policy: Building on the strengths of Australian males

Department of Health and Ageing, Australian Government Men's health, Health outcomes, Health policy, Poor health, Gender The Policy provides a framework for improving the health of all males and achieving equal health outcomes for population groups o ...

Improving Men’s Health in Northern Ireland

British Medical Association in Northern Ireland Men's health, Poor health, Health services, Health policy Summary of recommendations 1 The need for increased research to develop a men’s health policy Priority Actions: • Develop the male health eviden ...

Joint strategy on the management of offenders 2016-2018.

. Department of Justice and Equality Offenders, Crime, Justice System Department of Justice and Equality. (2016) Joint strategy on the management of offenders 2016-2018. Dublin: Department of Justice and Equality. Policy Policies, Strategies & Action p ...

Regulations restricting smoking in private vehicles when children are present

Department of Health (NI) Smoking, Smokinjg cessation, Smoking restrictions, Passive smoke, Vehicle, Child health Views are being sought on draft regulations to restrict smoking in private vehicles carrying children. We would encourage you to respond via ...

Statement of Strategy 2016-2019

20.12.2016 This is the Statement of Strategy for the Department of Health for the period 2016-2019. It sets out our mission, our values, and our role and main functions. It describes the current environment in which health and social services are to be de ...

National Men's Health Action Plan [Healthy Ireland- Men HI-M (2017-2021)]

Men's Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) Men's health, Gender-specific strategy, Life expectancy, Mortality, Health inequalities, Community engagement, Sustainability, Partnership, Capacity building Ireland became the first country in the world to p ...

A Diabetes Strategic Framework

Health Minister Michelle O'Neill is delighted to present a Diabetes Strategic Framework for the north of Ireland. Diabetes is a condition which we know affects at least 90,000 people living here. Every day here, on average, 10 people are newly diagno ...

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