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Policies, Strategies & Action plans

Policies, Strategies and Action Plans

Health Impact Assessment Guidance (2009)

10.14655/20090011 Metcalfe, O., Higgins, C. and Lavin, T., Institute of Public Health in Ireland Health Impact Assessment This document describes Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and the steps involved in HIA.  It gives advice based on the experience of HIA ...

Warmer Ways to Better Health

Northern Investing for Health Partnership Public health strategy for Northern Ireland This Strategy has been developed by the Northern Investing for Health Partnership (NIfHP). The NIfHP was established by the Northern Health and Social Services Board (NH ...

Irish Sports Council (ISC) Participation Strategy

Irish Sports Council (ISC) Strategy of sports initiatives for Ireland The Irish Sports Council acts as a resource for the National Governing (Bodies of Sport NGBs). One of the main priorities of the Irish Sports Council is to strengthen and develop capabi ...

Clare County Council Play policy

Clare County Council Community play area, Environment, Quality of Life The National Play Policy 'Ready, Steady, Play' was launched in March 2004. Its overall objective is to plan for an increase in public play facilities and thereby improve the ...

WHO Nutrition National Focal Points

WHO/EC Joint WHO EC project to monitor progress in improving nutrition and physical activity and preventing obesity in EU countries At the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity (15-17 November 2006, Istanbul, Turkey), Member States ...

Physical Planning System

Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government Planning, infrastructure and legislation Ireland's planning system was introduced on the 1 October 1964, when the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963 came into effect. The lar ...

Post-Primary School Development Planning Initiative

School Development Planning Initiative (SDPI) Initiative to help school communities address their planning needs. The School Development Planning Initiative (SDPI) was established in 1999 to stimulate and strengthen a culture of collaborative development ...

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: One Year On

Department of Health OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, WEIGHT, CONSUMER This report reviews progress on the delivery of Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: A Cross-Government Strategy for England (published January 2008) and sets out priorities for the future. Maintaining ...

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: A Cross Government Strategy for England

Department of Health OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, WEIGHT This cross-government strategy is the first step in a sustained programme to support people to maintain a healthy weight. It will be followed by a public annual report that assesses progress, looks at the l ...

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: A Cross-Government Research and Surveillance Plan for England

Department of Health OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, WEIGHT This document sets out the government plan for development of additional research and surveillance focused on obesity, overweight, and their determinants in England. The goal is to achieve co-ordinated acti ...

A Health Economics Model. The cost benefits of the Physical Activity Strategy for Northern Ireland- a summary of key findings

Swales, C., Economics Branch, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Framework for maximising efforts to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across all sectors This summary report follows on from the publication of ...

Healthy Lives, Brighter Futures: The Strategy for Children and Young People's Health

Department of Health OBESITY, SERVICES, WELLBEING In December 2007, the Government made a commitment in the Children's Plan to publish a child health strategy jointly between the Department of Health and the Department for Children, Schools and Famil ...

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: A toolkit for developing local strategies

Department of Health OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, PREVENTION This toolkit is to help PCTs and Local Authorities plan, coordinate and implement comprehensive strategies to prevent and manage overweight and obesity. It provides information and tools including usefu ...

Fit Futures: Focus on Food, Activity and Young People

Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety FOOD AND NUTRITION, NUTRITION, OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, YOUNG PEOPLE The Fit Futures taskforce was set up by the Ministerial group on Public Health (MGPH) in 2004 to consider and eva ...

Food Poverty and Policy

Combat Poverty Agency, Crosscare & the Society of St. Vincent de Paul FOOD POVERTY, NUTRITION, TRANSPORT The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Crosscare and Combat Poverty Agency launched the Food Poverty and Policy on 28 May 2004 to highlight the growi ...

Food Standards Agency: A Force for Change

Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland FOOD, FOOD SAFETY, HEALTH PROMOTION The White Paper, The Food Standards Agency: A Force for Change, published on 14 January, sets out plans for a new public body which will transform the way in which food saf ...

Tending the Garden

Toronto Food and Hunger Action Committee Action plan to reduce hunger and help improve food security This is the final report on the implementation of 'The Growing Season' with recommendations for future action. The Growing Season is an action p ...

The Growing Season

Toronto Food and Hunger Action Committee Action plan to reduce hunger and health inequalities in Canada This report is the second part of a program of consultation and research on food and hunger in the City of Toronto. The Food and Hunger Action Committe ...

Galway City Recreation and Amenity Needs Study

Galway City Council Recreation facility, Sports, Physical activity The Galway City Recreation and Amenity Needs Study sets out a strategy for the development of passive and active recreation within the city. The preparation of the Study is a requirement o ...

Health Economics Model: The Cost Benefits of the Physical Activity Strategy for Northern Ireland

Health Development Agency COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS, HEALTH ECONOMICS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Worldwide research has established that physical inactivity is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease, and a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, obesity and h ...