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IPH response to invited submissions to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare

10.14655/11971-1084870 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Healthcare, Health System In June 2016, the Dáil agreed to establish a Special Committee-- the Committee on the Future of Healthcare-- to achieve cross-party consensus on a single long-term visi ...

IPH response to Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (ROI) consultation on Land Use Planning and EPA Licensing Systems

Institute of Public Health in Ireland Transportation, Development, Environmental Impact IPH welcomed the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the Key Issues Consultation Paper on the transposition of EIA Directive 2014/52/EU in the Land Use Plann ...

IPH response to proposals for structure and time allocation in a revised primary curriculum

Institute of Public Health in Ireland Education, School, Curriculum IPH policy team has responded to a consultation on the implementation of the revised primary school curriculum in the Republic of Ireland. The consultation explores issues such as minimum ...

IPH consultation response to HM Treasury on Alcohol Structures

Institute of Public Health in Ireland Alcoholic Drinks, Taxation The UK government believes that alcohol duties should be related to the alcoholic strength of drinks. The government wishes to examine options to amend the structure of the alcohol duty syst ...

IPH Response to Citizens’ Assembly meeting (10 June 2017) ‘How we respond to the Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Population’.

Institute of Public Health in Ireland Ageing, Old Age The IPH response was as follows:  Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Population Beard and Bloom writing in the Lancet in 2015 stated: “Worldwide, populations are rapidly ageing. This demographic ...

North South Alcohol Policy Advisory Group- Proceedings from the Knowledge Exchange Forum

North South Alcohol Policy Advisory Group Alcohol, Policy, Legislation A knowledge Exchange Forum was hosted by the North South Alcohol Policy Advisory Group (NSAPAG) on 30 November 2015 to explore how changes in the alcohol retail environment are impacti ...

What are the estimated cost of childhood overweight and obesity on the Island of Ireland?

safefood Weight, Overweight, Obesity, Child Health, Childhood Obesity Over the past 3 decades the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased markedly in Ireland and worldwide. In the Republic of Ireland it is currently estimated that 60% of adults ...

Growing up in Ireland- Key findings: Infant cohort at 7/8 yeara

Growing Up in Ireland National Longitudinal Study of Children Child health, Development, Health behaviour, Stability, Well-being This is the second in a series of Key Findings from the fourth wave of data collection from the Infant Cohort in Growing Up in ...

Cancer i Ireland 1994- 2015 with estimates for 2015- 2017: Annual Report of the National Cancer Registry

National Cancer Registry Ireland Cancer, Mortality, Survival, Data, Incidence, Treatment, Prevalence The National Cancer Registry of Ireland has released its 22 nd annual statistical report. This report   summarises cancer incidence, mortality and surviva ...

Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees: an overview of the literature relating to drug use and access to services.

. Paul Lemmens, Hans Dupont, Inez Roosen Migr4ant, Migration, Asylum, Healthcare Unusually high numbers of migrants have moved to Europe in recent years, with about1.2 million people applying for asylum in the European Union in each of the years 2015 and 2 ...

E-health and m-health: using new technologies to respond to drug problems.

. Matthijs Blankers, Ajla Mujcic e-health, m-health, Tools, Substance use This paper presents a definition of e-health and m-heath tools to address substance use problems, and a taxonomy to describe such tools systematically. A number of examples of e-heal ...

Applying behavioural insights to drug policy and practice: opportunities and challenges.

. Sara Rafael Almeida, Joana Sousa Lourenço, Emanuele Ciriolo Behavioural Sciences, Drug Policy, Drug Addiction Over the past two decades behavioural insights have grown in prominence both in academic circles and in public policy institutions. Both the be ...

User-led interventions: an expanding resource?

. Russell Webster Drug problem, Intervention This short paper outlines the growth of user-led interventions across Europe in the problem (as opposed to recreational) drug sector over recent years. It starts by attempting to define and categorise user-led i ...

Drug checking as a harm reduction tool for recreational drug users: opportunities and challenges.

. Tibor Brunt Drug Checking A number of European countries have implemented drug checking with the aim of providing targeted preventive messages to recreational drug users. This approach, which is more individualised than mass media campaigns, provides an ...

Sexual orientation identity and tobacco and hazardous alcohol use: findings from a cross-sectional English population survey.

. Lion Shabab, Jamie Brown, Gareth Hagger-Johnson, Susan Michie, Joanna Semlyen, Robert West, Catherine Meads http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/28063 Public 1 October 2017 Article National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1509087487 28063 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE;ALCOHOL CO ...

The impact of community-based drug and alcohol treatment on re-offending. Joint experimental statistical report from the Ministry of Justice and Public Health England.

This experimental statistical report contains initial findings from a project that has linked data from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) held by Public Health England (PHE) with data on offenders held by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). ...

Recovery, reintegration, abstinence, harm reduction: the role of different goals within the drug treatment in the European context.

. Annette Dale-Perera Drug treatment The purpose of this paper is to discuss the different goals of ‘drug treatment’ within a European context and the key implications for those planning or delivering health and social responses. The heterogeneity of peopl ...

Evidence review summary: drug demand reduction, treatment and harm reduction.

This short report presents a brief overview of recent evidence for the most effective approaches in the fields of drug use prevention, drug use treatment and harm reduction. It discusses the strengths and limitations of the evidence and some challenges fo ...

Investigating local policy drivers for alcohol harm prevention: a comparative case study of two local authorities in England.

BACKGROUND: The considerable challenges associated with implementing national level alcohol policies have encouraged a renewed focus on the prospects for local-level policies in the UK and elsewhere. We adopted a case study approach to identify the major ...

Global, regional, and country-level coverage of interventions to prevent and manage HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs: a systematic review.

Background: People who inject drugs (PWID) are a key population affected by the global HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemics. HIV and HCV prevention interventions for PWID include needle and syringe programmes (NSP), opioid substitution therapy (OST), ...

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