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
Healthy Ireland in the Health Services - National Implementation Plan 2015-2017
Action plan for the health services to implement the Healthy Ireland Framework
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