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

Creator:

Institute of Public Health in Ireland

Subject Keywords: Healthcare, Health System
Catalogue: Policy
Policy consultation responses
Type: Policy
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

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 vision for health care and the direction of health policy in Ireland, and to make recommendations to the Dáil in that regard. The IPH submission emphasises the importance of making health inequalities a central concern within any reformed health system and highlights the importance of investment in health promotion and prevention as a means to reduce the rate of escalating demand for clinical care services associated with preventable conditions caused by unhealthy behaviours and environments.  The submission calls for strategic and sustained investment in integrated public health and primary care as well as in systematic evaluation of the impacts of health system  reform on population health as well as in the domain of clinical care.

Access information on the Oireachtas Committee here -http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/oireachtasbusiness/committees_list/future-of-healthcare/

Date:

21/09/2016

Rights: © IPH
Suggested citation:

Institute of Public Health in Ireland. (2016) IPH response to invited submissions to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/1131540 [Accessed: 23rd January 2018].

  

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Institute of Public Health
 
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