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Essential Skills for Living Strategy and Action Plan

Department for Education and Learning, Northern Ireland Adult literacy This paper sets out the framework and actions for a Strategy to improve the essential skills of literacy and numeracy in Northern Ireland. These skills are defined as “ the ability to ...

Every School A Good School (ESaGS)

Department of Education, Northern Ireland School improvement policy Every School a Good School- a Policy for School Improvement was launched by the former Education Minister Caitríona Ruane on 30 April 2009. The focus of the Policy is to improve outcomes ...

Homeless Strategy National Implementation Plan

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Homelessness Implementation of the Homeless Strategy will be carried out primarily through the local homeless action plan process. These will be put on a statutory basis through the Housing (Mis ...

Join In, get Involved: Build a Better Future- A Volunteering Strategy and Action Plan for Northern Ireland 2012

Department for Social Development, Northern Ireland Volunteering Northern Ireland’s first ever Volunteering Strategy and Action Plan was launched on 15 March 2012. The new strategy is called “ Join In, Get Involved: Build a Better Future- A Volunteering S ...

Pathmays to Success: Preventing Exclusion and Promoting Partcipation of Young People

Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland Young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) This strategy joins up actions being taken across the Executive to prevent young people falling into the NEET category in the fir ...

Oral Health Strategy for Northern Ireland

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) Dental health The oral health of Northern Ireland’s population is the worst in the United Kingdom and this has been the case for many years. Over the decades the oral health of our society ...

People and Places- A Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal

Department for Social Development, Northern Ireland Communities suffering deprivation In June 2003, Government launched “People and Place – A strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal”.  This long term (7 – 10 year) strategy targets those communities throughout ...

Preparing for Success: Careers Education, Information, Advice

Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland Education In October 2007 the Department for Education and the Department for Employment and Learning launched the draft document "Preparing for Success" for consultation. The aim was to m ...

Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A call to action on obesity in England

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The Norwegian Public Health Act

Ministry of Health and Care Services (MHCS), Norway Act to promote public health and reduce social inequalities in health The purpose of this Act is to contribute to societal development that promotes public health and reduces social inequalities in healt ...

Northern Ireland Contingency Plan for Health Response for an Influenza Pandemic

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Guidance to assist pandemic planning in acute hospitals, maternity services, mental health services, social care, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and dental practitioners. This document d ...

Primary Care Strategic Framework- Caring for People Beyond Tomorrow

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Government of Irelands policy position for the future of primary care services Following approximately two years of development and consultation the Department published its Primary Care Str ...

Ready, Steady, Play: A National Play Policy

National Children's Office A policy paper on physical activity and play for children The National Play Policy is about creating better play opportunities for children. Its overall objective is to plan for an increase in public play facilities and the ...

[Report] for meeting of the Board to be held on Friday 12th July 2002: report on back to school clothing & footwear scheme 2002

MidWestern Health Board A report ont the school clothes scheme The Minister for Social Community & Family Affairs announced details of the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Scheme to be operated by the Board through the Community Welfare Service fr ...

[Report] for meeting of the Board to be held on Friday 12th March 2004: draft Mid-West strategy statement on violence against women

MidWestern Health Board Strategy for the prevention of abuse towards women A Draft Strategy Statement on Violence against Women was developed to guide service provision and policy development for all constituent agencies providing a service response to fe ...

[Report] for meeting of the Board to be held on Friday 14th December, 2001: youth homelessness strategy

MidWestern Health Board Strategy for the prevention of homelessness among young people The Minister for Children, Mary Hanafin, T.D., launched the Government’s Youth Homelessness Strategy on 31st October, 2001. The goal of this strategy was: “to reduce an ...

[Report] for meeting of the Board to be held on Tuesday 16th October, 2001: the arts strategy

MidWestern Health Board Arts Strategy for the MidWestern Health Board area The objectives of the arts strategy for the Mid-Western Regional Hospital were to:- Enhance the physical environment of the hospital to improve working conditions for staff and red ...

[Report] for meetng of the Board to be held on Friday 12th September 2003: National Development Plan- minor capital funding 2003

MidWestern Health Board A report on the allocation of funding in the midWestern Health Board area The MidWestern Health Board was notified in August 2003 of the allocation of minor capital funding under the NDP for 2003 of €8m. This report outlines the Bo ...

The National Health Promotion Strategy 2000- 2005

10.6.2000 This strategy will cover the years 2000 to 2005 and is intended as a resource and guide for all relevant stakeholders and interested parties concerned with promoting health in the new millennium. It also fulfils the important commitment to healt ...

A National Breastfeeding Policy for Ireland

1.7.1994 The terms of reference given to the Committee by the Minister for Health in 1992 â?" to develop a national policy to promote breastfeeding â?" were broad, allowing the Committee itself on an examination of the issue, to decide what were ...