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Institute of Public Health

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) provides evidence, advice and leadership to promote health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities on the island of Ireland, North and South.

Established in 1998 and with offices in Belfast and Dublin, IPH is the recognised voice for public health evidence on the island of Ireland. IPH recently launched a new Strategic Framework 2018-2022 that sets out the direction and focus of the Institute over the next five years. You can read it here.

Committed to improving the health of communities across the island of Ireland, IPH works with partners are national and international level to provide evidence-based public health intelligence to help shape effective public health policies and interventions.

Our team works across professions, disciplines, sectors, organisations and jurisdiction to address these health inequalities and its avoidable impact on society. IPH connects networks of policymakers, researchers, public health practitioners and the voluntary and community sector who collectively work to reduce these inequalities.

IPH believes;

  • Health is socially and economically determined
  • Health inequalities are avoidable, unjust and unfair
  • Cross-sectoral and cross-policy action is needed to reduce health inequalities
  • Public health should be equitable, empowering, effective, evidence-based, fair, and inclusive


IPH works on a range of public health issues including;

  • Obesity
  • Ageing and older people
  • Physical activity and healthy behaviours
  • Chronic conditions
  • Alcohol harm reduction
  • Smoke-free spaces and tobacco control
  • Early years and childhood health


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