Say HI to Healthy Ireland

Healthy Ireland is a Government action plan that involves every part of Irish society in improving our health and wellbeing. It was published in March 2013, to support the wellbeing and health of the people living in our country is the most valuable resource that we have - our health and wellbeing.

Healthy Ireland Framework, our Health Services Implementation plan and Staff Toolkit


Healthy Ireland Framework

Information about the Healthy Ireland Framework and links to the document


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Healthy Ireland in the Health Services - National Implementation Plan 2015-2017

Action plan for the health services to implement the Healthy Ireland Framework


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Healthy Ireland Toolkit

Resources for HSE staff in National Division, CHOs and Hospital Groups to implement Healthy Ireland

Healthy Ireland was created because the health and wellbeing of our country is changing, and there are many trends that are leading us toward an unhealthy and extremely costly future. To create positive health and wellbeing change takes the involvement of the whole community, the whole of Government, all of society working in unison.  In the health services, we have a really important role to play in Healthy Ireland, both working with other government departments, organisations and wider society, and also changing our own services for the people we care for.

The 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’s four high-level goals will be at the heart of all actions and activities. They are: 

  • Increasing the proportion of Irish people who are healthy at all stages of life
  • Reducing health inequalities
  • Protecting the public from threats to health and wellbeing
  • Creating an environment where every sector of society can play its part in achieving a healthy Ireland

UL Hospitals Group Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan 2016-2019

 Happier and healthier population and workforce is the aim of the UL Hospitals Group’s Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan 2016 – 2019. This ambitious four-year plan identifies some 60 priority actions to improve the health and wellbeing of the c 380,000 people it serves and the 3,300 staff it employs. The plan was launched in June, 2016 by CEO Colette Cowan. She was joined in launching the plan by Dr. Stephanie O’Keeffe, National Director, Health and Wellbeing, HSE; Prof Niall O’Higgins, Chairman, UL Hospitals Group; Hugh Brady, CFO, Executive Lead for Healthy Ireland, UL Hospitals Group and former Ireland rugby captain Keith Wood, who is Chair of the Healthy Ireland National Council.

UL Hospital Group launch Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan news release

Implementation Plan cover  The UL Hospitals Group Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan 2016-2019 

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