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Obesity Weighting up the Evidence: All-Island Multisectoral Conference on Obesity

10.14655/20080003 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Obesity, Overweight, Education, Vulnerable group The World Health Organization reports that overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions globally and estimates that approximately 1.6 bill ...

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: Market Segmentation and Mapping

National Obesity Observatory BEHAVIOUR, OBESITY, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WEIGHT The 'Healthy Weight Healthy Lives: Consumer Insight Summary', published in November 2008, describes market research into families' attitudes and behaviours relating ...

Walk Leaders Training Manual

Public Health Agency (PHA) Programme to promote physical activity The Walking for Health programme was established in 2001 and continues to be an integral part of Government policy to address the health and wellbeing of the population in Northern Ireland. ...

Tackling Food Poverty: Lessons from the Decent Food for All (DFfa) Intervention

10.14655/749069-3631 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Food poverty, Food access, Healthy food, Socio-economic group This is the report of an evaluation carried out for safefood by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland. This report summarises the ...

Review of Urban & Gaeltacht School Meals Schemes

Department of Social and Family Affairs A review of the scheme to to provide meals to school children The School Meals Scheme (SMS or "the Scheme") provides "meals" to some 60,000 pupils in almost 400 schools at a total overall cost of ...

Warm Front, Better Health: Health Impact Evaluation of the Warm Front Scheme

Green, G., & Gilbertson, J. UK Government's main tool for tackling fuel poverty in England via grants to improve home energy efficiency About 4 million households in the UK cannot adequately heat their homes in winter due to low income and poor q ...

Wealthier and Healthier: The Recent Decline in Irish Mortality Rates

Walsh, B., University College Dublin Trends in Mortality and Morbidity in Ireland This was a paper presented at The Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Symposium: Recent Trends in Mortality and Morbidity in Ireland looking at the trend in ...

Unhealthy Consequences: Energy Costs and Child Health

JoHanna Flacks, Child Health Impact Working Group (CHIWG) A Child Health Impact Assessment of energy costs and the low income home energy assistance program. Substantial and compelling medical and public health evidence indicated that non-medical factors, ...

The Raised Incidence of Winter Deaths: Occasional Paper No. 7

Bowie, N., & Jackson, G. Seasonal variations in Scottish mortality levels This short paper presents selected information, mainly in graphical form, that illustrates seasonal variations in Scottish mortality levels. In particular it focuses on measures ...

Understanding Electricity and Gas Prices in Ireland

Howley, M. and Ó Gallachóir, B. The first cycle of electricity and gas price data, July- December 2007 The report draws on the results of a new EU methodology for gathering energy price data that came into effect on January 1st, 2008. The focus of the rep ...

The Dynamics of Bad Housing

Barnes, M., et al The impact of bad housing on the living standards of children Bad housing can take many forms, embracing issues such as the physical conditions of the accommodation and overcrowding. Whilst the presence of a link between bad housing and ...

The Distributional Implications of a Carbon Tax in Ireland

Callan, T., Lyons, S., Scott, S., Tol, R. The effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Republic of Ireland The ESRI studies the effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Repu ...

Tackling Fuel Poverty can Improve Health, but needs Resources

10.14655/20040001 The Institute of Public Health in Ireland Fuel Poverty, Heart disease, Respiratory disease, Mental Health Fuel poverty is a significant threat to public health with its links to heart disease, respiratory illness and mental health. Peopl ...

Social Tariffs – A Solution to Fuel Poverty

Baker, W. The results of research undertaken by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and National Right to Fuel Campaign (NRFC) into the implications of fuel companies' social tariffs for fuel poverty policy This report outlines the results of res ...

State of the Environment Report

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Overall assessment of Ireland’s environment This fourth State of the Environment report evaluates the state of the environment across a number of themes including, climate change, water quality, air quality and emissi ...

Tackling Fuel Poverty and Impacts on Human Health: A Review of Recent Evidence.

Liddell, C., University of Ulster Health impacts of fuel poverty The health impacts of tackling fuel poverty were reviewed, drawing primarily on recently published studies from the UK, North America, and New Zealand. Although physical health effects on ad ...

Research into consumers' views on initiatives by energy suppliers to help disadvantaged and vulnerable customers

The Consumer Council and the Utility Regulator Perceptions and attitudes towards the services provided by gas and electricity suppliers in Northern Ireland This report presents the findings of research conducted among the general public and key stakeholde ...

Review of Fuel Poverty and Low Income Housing

Sustainable Energy Ireland Assessment of the level of fuel poverty in Ireland The overall purpose of this study is to present a situation review of fuel poverty and low-income housing and to assist Sustainable Energy Ireland in making the best use of reso ...

Social Portrait of Older People in Ireland

Fahey, T., et al. Facts and figures about older people in Ireland today, drawing on a range of statistical sources and studies. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) estimates that there were 461,000 people aged 65 or over in Ireland in April 2005. This is ...

Preparing for a Changing Climate in Northern Ireland

Arkell, B., Darch, G., and McEntee, P. Examination of the ways in which Northern Ireland must prepare to meet both the opportunities and threats presented by the impacts of a changing climate The climate of Northern Ireland is already changing. Air temper ...

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