Young people stand in solidarity with the NGOs to promote the World Health Organisation World No Tobacco Day Campaign.
The Irish Cancer Society's X-HALE youth advocates have collaborated with young tobacco control activists from Unga Drogforeyggare Sweden and Team Oasis Children's Charity England, to create four short films highlighting the stark truth that the tobacco industry still knowingly markets their harmful products to young people.
They want to provide a counter- marketing campaign to expose the tobacco industry for what it really is (or keep -its lies) and they are calling on young people from all over the world, to expose their lies and boycott its products. They are asking young people, youth organisations and their supporters to stand up to the tobacco industry by sharing this message with friends and people who care about the health and wellbeing of young people all over the world. The young people came together as part of the Erasmus European Smoke Free Exchange, November 2019- February 2020.
"There is not a single good thing tobacco does to the world, but it creates a pile of problems. That’s why we need to step up about this issue and we need to do something to stop tobacco use in the world." Julia X-HALE Youth Advocates
"The most important thing is that we are teenagers who are passionate about sharing our stories and we are working on a smoke free generation." Ciaran X-HALE Youth Advocate
"I have learned about the loads of effects of smoking and vaping and how bad they really are. I have learned about how they affect every single sustainable development goal" Brendan X-HALE Youth Advocate
Join us on Sunday 31st May 2020 at 12pm for the exciting launch of the X-HALE Youth Advocates Campaign.
#TobaccoExposed #smokefreegeneration #XHALE2020
The Association for Health Promotion Ireland have joined with The Irish Heart Foundation and The Irish Cancer Society to call for safer space for all during and post COVID-19 restrictions
The #SaferStreets initiative calls on government to provide safe spaces for pedestrians and cyclists across the country both during and after the current Covid-19 crisis.
The reality is that social distancing will be a feature of Irish society for some time to come however, our towns and villages are currently incapable of facilitating social distancing and as a result, many people are forced to step on to the road, putting themselves at risk.
Supported by the Irish Heart Foundation, the Irish Cancer Society and the Association for Health Promotion Ireland, #SaferStreets is an initiative of the Irish Pedestrian Network and Cyclist.ie.
To access the powerpoint presentation on demystifying the application process please click here
The 2020 AHPI AGM took place on the 12th of February 2020 in the Carmelite Community Centre in Dublin. It was lovely to see so many members attend throughout the day and it was a great opportunity for so many friends and colleagues to get together and catch up.
After the business meeting which included reports from the Executive committee, Accreditation Board, Treasurers Report and CPD subcommittee we had our first AHPI Journal Club workshop. The aim of this workshop was for participants to actively engage in the critical appraisal of a health promotion research paper in the context of health promotion practice and the core competencies of health promotion. The paper that was discussed was ‘Men’s health in alternative spaces: exploring men’s sheds in Ireland’ by Lefkowich & Richardson. The facilitator for this session was Dr Jane Sixsmith. Jane is a lecturer in Health Promotion, Discipline of Health Promotion at NUI Galway and also a member of the AHPI Executive Committee. She brought her wealth of experience and knowledge to the delivery of the journal club and provided an insightful and practical session.
After lunch, we had a really informative planning session. We are delighted that the AHPI is now a vibrant community with 169 members. Additionally, we also have 33 IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioners in Ireland. Both the AHPI Executive and Accreditation Board consist of dedicated volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It was really helpful to use this time to plan for the AHPI going forward and we would like to thank those members who have volunteered to get involved. Thanks to all who attended the day and for all the hard work put in by the various committees.
Are you interested in pursuing a career in Health Promotion or looking to expand on your qualifications? Health Promotion at NUI Galway are running several post graduate programmes for 2020/2021 including the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Approaches to Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention, MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion, Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion Oral Health and the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Workplace Wellness.They are hosting an opening evening on Friday 28th March from 6pm to 7.30pm on the ground floor Aras Moyola, NUI Galway. An overview of the courses will be presented by the course co-ordinators and prospective students can meet and chat with course lecturers and tutors. Click here for further information on the programmes.