Healthy Ireland

Healthy Ireland Framework 2013-2025:

The Healthy Ireland Framework 2013-2025 supports the Government’s response to Ireland's changing health and wellbeing profile.

A healthy population is a major asset for society, and improving the health and wellbeing of the nation is a priority for Government. Healthy Ireland is a collective response to the risks that threaten Ireland’s future health and wellbeing. This new Framework calls for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Ireland over the coming generation.

The Framework draws on existing policies but also proposes new arrangements to ensure effective co-operation and collaboration to implement evidence-based policies at Government, sectoral, community and local levels. It is about each individual sector helping to improve health and wellbeing for all.

 

Healthy Ireland Vision:

"A healthy Ireland where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society and is everyone’s responsibility".

 

The four goals of Healthy Ireland are:

Goal 1: Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life
Goal 2: Reduce health inequalities
Goal 3: Protect the public from threats to health and wellbeing
Goal 4: Create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a healthy Ireland

 

The Framework also outlines clear routes and strategies to achieve these goals, in which all people and all parts of society can participate.

 

Healthy Ireland Fund

In 2016, the Government approved the creation of a Healthy Ireland Fund with an initial allocation of €5 million approved in Budget 2017, to establish and support the implementation of Healthy Ireland programmes and projects in a variety of settings.

The primary aim of the fund is to support innovative, cross-sectoral, evidence-based projects and initiatives that support the implementation of key national policies in areas such as obesity, smoking, alcohol, physical activity and sexual health.

Pobal administer this fund on behalf of the Department of Health.