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'Making Life Better' in Northern Ireland


Dr Eddie Rooney, Chief Executive of the Public Health Agency

Subject Keywords: Health and wellbeing
Topic: Knowledge4Health
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Other Outputs
Type: Presentation
Region: All-island

The Island's Public Health Frameworks

Morning Plenary

Chair - Elizabeth Mitchell, Institute of Publuic Health in Ireland

The Knowledge 4 Health Conference 2016 took place on 25th May at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, in Dublin.

This all-Island Conference explored innovative and practical ways of providing knowledge support for the implementation of  two public health frameworks. These are 'Healthy Ireland: A Framework for Improved Health & Wellbeing 2013-2025' in the Republic of Ireland and 'Making Life Better – A Whole System Strategic Framework for Public Health 2013–2023' in Northern Ireland.

'Innovation' was the cross-cutting theme of the Conference which included a broad range of speakers. It was a very interactive programme that ended with a key note speaker and an expert panel discussion answering questions from the audience. The Conference included two plenary and four parallel sessions focusing on the following themes:

  1. Monitoring Health and Wellbeing Across the Population
  2. Crossing Boundaries for Better Knowledge
  3. Knowledge Exchange: Formulating Policy and Practice
  4. Information Systems for Health and Wellbeing

There was an opportunity for interested organisations to display any projects (including online tools and systems) that support knowledge for health on the Island during an interactive showcase over lunch. 

There was also a photographic exhibition titled "Health and Wellbeing" exploring the many meanings of health and wellbeing as reflected in the two public health frameworks on the Island.

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Suggested citation:

Dr Eddie Rooney, Chief Executive of the Public Health Agency. (2016) 'Making Life Better' in Northern Ireland [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 23rd October 2019].


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