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About Us

The work of the Health and Wellbeing Division

It is focused on helping people to stay healthy and well, reducing health inequalities and protecting people from threats to their health and wellbeing.  It was established based on two fundamental policy shifts within the health service – Future Health, which describes the new structures currently being established for the healthcare system, and Healthy Ireland, the Government Framework to improve the health and wellbeing of our population.


The services within Health and Wellbeing support people and communities to protect and improve their health and wellbeing; turning research, evidence and knowledge into action; acting as the authority on health, wellbeing and policy development; building an intelligent health system and a healthier population. Health and Wellbeing includes the following range of services, each led by an Assistant National Director.

Our Work

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Environmental ControlKnowledge ManagementScreening Service
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European Joint Action on
Chronic Disease and
Promoting Healthy Ageing
across the Life Cycle
Research Awards
on Ageing
Health Promotion and Improvement
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Infection Prevention and ControlHealthy IrelandPublic Health
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Our Team

Click here to view details of the Health & Wellbeing Team