Become a Member of the AHPI
Every year, more and more people in Ireland are becoming qualified as Health Promotion practitioners. These people are joining an existing pool of experienced and highly qualified professionals who are already working in the area. The AHPI aims to bring these people together in order to create a growing community of Health Promotion professionals. In doing this, the AHPI can help to build greater awareness of the Health Promotion, as well as the issues it concerns itself with. In order to improve the profile of Health Promotion nationally, the AHPI must work to ensure that partnerships are created between counties, organisations and communities.
Who can join?
Membership of the AHPI is open to staff employed to undertake the facilitation or coordination of health promotion, education programmes and health promotion research as their main role. Membership is also open to staff whose role includes an element of health promotion, health education and health promotion research and to staff who have a specialist certificate in health promotion. Students of health promotion are eligible to join for a reduced membership rate. In addition, if you have a qualification in health promotion and are currently seeking work in the area, you are eligible to apply for membership.
Your membership of the AHPI will help advance and develop the future of Health Promotion and Health Education in Ireland.
How to join the AHPI?
Fill in and submit the online application form. Online payments can be made with a Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit card and will be facilitated through PayPal. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account. Please have a look at the AHPI Constitution before you complete your application.
The AHPI Membership Committee/Executive Committee reviews all new applications on an ongoing basis and may contact applicants if further information is required to support their application.
- Membership of only professional network for health promotion practitioners in Ireland. For practitioners who want to be actively involved in shaping the future of health promotion as a profession, there are plenty of opportunities to contribute to the work of the Association through participation on the Executive Committee, various Sub-Groups and/or Special Interest Groups
- Opportunity to advocate on health promotion issues. Some examples of our advocacy activity in 2016/2017 include submitting papers to the Department of Finance and Department of Health outlining the evidence for the levy on sugar sweetened drinks, and for an increase in the duty on roll-your-own tobacco (which has been taxed at a much lower level than manufactured cigarettes). We are delighted that both of these issues were included in Budget 2018. The Professionalisation of Health Promotion is an issue we plan to concentrate on in late 2017 and into 2018. In addition, we have been very active on our social media sites supporting the call for the full implementation of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill
NOTE: The AHPI logo cannot be used by members for commercial purposes.