News

'Public Health Matters' Podcast

At the end of Summer 2022, the Institute of Public Health launched a new 'Public Health Matters' podcast - highlighting key issues across the island of Ireland.  In the first episode in the series, they speak to Sir Michael Marmot, a Professor of Epidemiology at University College London.  Michael is known across the globe for his ground-breaking work on health inequalities and the gaps that exist between rich and poor.  Listen-in at: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0rB0qvEMpIj0Oz5tppnduW

27th Annual Regional Sexual Health Conference for Northern Ireland

You are invited to apply for a place at the 27th Annual Regional Sexual Health Conference for Northern Ireland.  This online event will take place on Wednesday 16th November 2022, from 9.00am - 5.00pm.  The cost is £20.00 per person.  There is a topical and comprehensive programme, which will include inputs from a host of high-quality contributors - representing a diverse range of sexual health and wellbeing issues.  If you would like to attend, complete the booking form at: https://belfasttrust.pagetiger.com/bkhmnjm/1

Dad's Voice

'Dad's Voice' is a newly formed, informal, relaxed and friendly group for dads.  It provides a safe space for dads to come together to share experiences and support one another through the challenges of life and fatherhood.  This group is open to dads, stepdads, grandads, foster dads, dads-to-be, or any significant male role model in a child's life who lives within the Northern Health and Social Care Trust Area.  The group meets regularly in Ballymena, Co. Antrim.  To find out more, Tel: 028 2564 8229.

Unequal Chances? Inequalities in Mortality in Ireland

Life expectancy and mortality are some of the most widely available indicators of population health, and are commonly used by governments and international organisations as key measures of social progress.  In addition to being unfair, inequalities in mortality and life expectancy across population groups are a key policy concern - as they are potentially avoidable.  In this report, data from a variety of sources are used to examine inequalities in mortality in Ireland since 2000, focusing on two broad dimensions of inequality: socio-economic status and ethnicity / country of birth / nationality.  Read the report from the Economic and Social Research Institute, funded by the Institute of Public Health, at: https://www.esri.ie/system/files/publications/RS145_3.pdf

Raising the Bar: The Alcohol Market in Ireland

Alcohol Action Ireland recently published its 2022 Alcohol Market Review.  This Review highlighted that Ireland’s alcohol industry (producers, merchants and retailers) spent an estimated €116m last year advertising alcohol products that cost society an estimated €1.9 billion in health-related alcohol problems i.e. 11% of the overall Irish health budget.  See their report at: https://alcoholireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/filebase/reports/21999-AAI-Market-Review-2022_v4screen.pdf