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Institute of Public Health in Ireland

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) is committed to improving the health of communities across the island of Ireland through public health approaches.

Established in 1998 with offices in Belfast and Dublin it works with partners at national and international level to provide evidence-based public health intelligence to help shape effective public health policies and interventions to improve the lives of the people of Ireland, North and South.


Improving the health and well-being of people in Ireland, North and South through public health approaches and addressing health inequalities to ensure better health outcomes.

IPH believes public health should be

  • Equitable
  • Empowering
  • Effective
  • Evidence-based
  • Fair
  • Inclusive

IPH works on a wide range of public health issues including:

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

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