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Launch of report on "Longstanding health conditions among three-year -old children in the Republic of Ireland in 2011"

VenueWood Quay Venue, Dublin

Date: 1:45pm – 4:15pm on 6 October 2014

The Institute of Public health in Ireland (IPH) produces population prevalence estimates and forecasts for a number of chronic conditions among adults. More details are available on the Chronic Conditions Hub website. IPH has now applied the methodology to longstanding health conditions among young children across the island of Ireland.

This report, based on a systematic analysis of data from the Growing Up in Ireland National Longitudinal Study of Children in the Republic of Ireland, is the first comprehensive look at longstanding health conditions among young children in Ireland.

Click here to access the factsheet, executive summary, main report and data tables.

Audio, video, photographs and slides from the event are available here.

The aim of this event is to:

  • Jointly launch the report in collaboration with the Department of Health (DH) and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA)
  • Present a summary of key findings and explore their implications for policy development and service delivery


Chair: Owen Metcalfe, Chief Executive, IPH

1.45pm Registration and tea / coffee
2:00pm Welcome
Owen Metcalfe, Chief Executive, IPH
  Launch of report
Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Health
James Reilly TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
2:30pm IPH's work on the prevalence of chronic conditions
Kevin Balanda, Director of Research, IPH
  Study findings
Steve Barron, Research Analyst, IPH
3:00pm What does it mean for policy?
Kate O'Flaherty, DH
  What does it mean for service delivery?
Alf Nicholson, National Lead for Paediatrics, HSE
3:45pm Panel Discussion
4.15pm Close
Owen Metcalfe, Chief Executive, IPH

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