Positive Ageing

What does Positive Ageing mean?

Positive ageing refers to a holistic individual, community and ‘whole-of-government’ approach to changing attitudes towards ageing. Particular emphasis is based on the life course approach, highlighting that ageing policy and practice is an issue for all ages and sectors of society.


Research Strategy 2015-2019

In order to help better inform policy responses to population ageing in Ireland, the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI) has been established. The HaPAI is a collaborative partnership involving the HSE Health and Wellbeing Division, the Department of Health, the Atlantic Philanthropies and Age Friendly Ireland, with all partners recognizing the value of undertaking research to improve and maintain the health and wellbeing of older people.

The Health Service Executive (HSE), Health and Wellbeing Division has published a ‘Healthy and Positive Ageing for All’ Research Strategy 2015-2019. The purpose of the Research Strategy is to support and promote research that aims to improve people’s lives as they age.

Click here for further details:  Research Strategy 2015-2019


Physical Activity Community Intervention Research Call 2017

The HSE Health and Wellbeing Division is pleased to announce a research call for a Community Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Levels in Adults over 50 years of age in Ireland. This award is co-funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies and the HSE Health and Wellbeing Division.

Click here for the Physical Activity Community Intervention Research Call 2017


Research Fund and Awards Call 2017

The HSE Health and Wellbeing Division is leading on the population-based Research and Data Mining activities of the HaPAI and a Research Fund and Awards Call.

As part of this initiative a Research Fund and Awards Call has been announced. The theme of the Research Fund and Awards Call in 2017 is ‘Health Inequities and Inequalities as we Age in Ireland’.

It is intended that outputs will help to inform policy and practice in order to improve people’s lives as they age.

Click here for further details: Research Fund and Awards Call on Ageing 2017