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About us

What we do

The Public Health Well is an all-island (Ireland and Northern Ireland) health information website that promotes health and wellbeing by supporting evidence-informed decision making.

It is managed by Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) with the co-operation of key organisations throughout the island.

Public Health Well will help you

  • Access the information you need;
  • Work collaboratively across the web (by hosting webgroups and supporting key health networks);
  • Use information more effectively (with online analysis tools and support for knowledge translation)

It also aims to build the health intelligence capacity of public health workers and health related organisations.

The Public Health Well covers population health as well as health and social services, providing access to a wide range of material. 


Our partners



The HRB's Health and Diet Research Centre (UCC, UCD) in Ireland

The Centre of Excellence in Public Health (QUB) in Northern Ireland .


  • ARK
  • Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO)
  • Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)
  • Centre for Cross Border Studies
  • Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research - University of Limerick
  • Centre of Excellence for Public Health in Northern Ireland (CoE)
  • Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Community Development Health Network (CDHN)
  • Department of Health (Ireland)
  • Department of Health (Northern Ireland)
  • Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI)
  • Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
  • Headline
  • Healthdata (HSE)
  • Healthy Food for All
  • HRB Publications (HRB)
  • HRB's Centre for Health and Diet Research (UCC/UCD)
  • Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH)
  • Men's Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI)
  • National Drugs Library (HRB)
  • Northern Ireland Cancer Network (NICaN)
  • Public Health Agency
  • Public Health England
  • RIAN
  • safefood
  • Spórt Éireann
  • The Department of Education and Skills
  • Wellnet (IfH, EHSSB)



Co-operating and Working Together (CAWT)

Get Ireland Active

Public Health England (PHE)

HSE (Ireland)


How the Public Health Well is managed

The Public Health Well is managed by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) in collaboration with the HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research at University College Cork (UCC) and University College Dublin (UCD), and the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI) at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB).


The Public Health Well Team

Team Leader: Kevin Balanda, IPH

Data Manager: Kevin Balanda, IPH

Resources Manager: Louise Bradley, IPH

Web Developer: Adam Mcune, IPH

Website Content Editor(s): Suzanne Kirk. IPH


Hub Managers:

Chronic Conditions Hub: Kevin Balanda, IPH

Health Inequalities Hub: Helen McAvoy, IPH

Obesity Hub:

Fuel Poverty Hub: Helen McAvoy, IPH

Webgroup Managers:

CAWT Obesity Learning Network: Eimear Barrett, IPH/QUB

Health Analysts' SIG: IPH

Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network (NIPHRN): Eimear Barrett, IPH/QUB

Webtools Lead

Community Profiles: IPH

Online Data Tools: IPH

Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions (PANI) Tool: IPH/UCC

PHIS Data Tables: IPH


Public Health Well Overview

Updated: 21 February 2018

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