The building of partnerships is highlighted in the HI Framework as Healthy Ireland is bringing together people and organisations from across the country into a national movement to address the social, economic and environmental factors that contribute to poor physical and mental health and to address health inequalities. A strong partnership is established with the Department of the Housing, Planning, Community and Local Development and the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs).
A representative from the HSE is a member of almost all of the 31 LCDCs. All of the recently published Local Community Development Plans (LECPs) included health elements for the improvement of health and wellbeing of their communities. This approach reflects a shared commitment in Government and throughout communities to support people to be as healthy and well as they can.