News 2017

Title:  Healthy Ireland Network Launch
Date:  01/06/2017

Healthy Ireland Network Launch 

Get Ireland Walking were honoured to be invited and in attendance at the launch of the Healthy Ireland Network at Dublin Castle on the 18th of May last. The team provided an information stand for the invited attendees, the Healthy Ireland Network, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Minister for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy.
So what’s it all about?, read on…

Healthy Ireland Framework

The Healthy Ireland Framework 2013-2025 is a Government-led initiative which aims to create an Irish society where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society. Healthy Ireland has come about because of concerns that the current health status of people living in Ireland – including lifestyle trends and health inequalities – is leading us towards a future that is dangerously unhealthy, and very likely unaffordable. Healthy Ireland seeks to provide people and communities with accurate information on how to improve their health and wellbeing and seeks to empower and motivate them by making the healthy choice the easier choice.

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.

Healthy Ireland Goals:

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

Purpose of the Healthy Ireland Network:

• To establish and grow an empowering national movement that treats health and wellbeing as an individual and collective responsibility
• To support and advocate for the goals and vision of Healthy Ireland
• To ensure the Healthy Ireland message is spread, understood, and acted on throughout Ireland

Values of the Healthy Ireland Network:

• Inclusive. We commit to reaching and representing all groups in society.
• Empowering. We commit to working to empower individuals and communities to achieve and maintain their optimal health and wellbeing.
• Collaborative. We commit to engaging in and promoting partnerships that will work to achieve the Healthy Ireland vision and goals.
• Evidence-based. We commit to using evidence-based approaches to help us achieve and sustain a healthy Ireland.
• Transparent. We commit to operating the Network in an accountable and transparent manner.

GIW are kindly supported by Healthy Ireland and look forward to delivering on key objectives set out in their National Physical Activity Plan through our own Strategic Development Action Plan to be launched soon.

Watch this space!!! 


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