Representatives from the AHPI Executive Committee met with the Minister for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, in the Department of Health on August 2nd to discuss the role of the AHPI, our work plan for 2016/2017 and our progress to date on the establishment of a registration system in Ireland for Health Promorion practitioners.
The AHPI would like to thank Minister Corcoran Kennedy for her time and interest, and look forward to working with her in the future.
NIPC Stroke Prevention Bursary
Every year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Nearly six million die and another five million are left permanently disabled.
Keeping in line with our goal to address priority health needs by driving cardiovascular research, the NIPC are now accepting research proposal applications for its Stroke Prevention Bursary. The aim of the bursary is to support work that focuses on stroke prevention and in particular, the detection and early diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation which is one of the most common irregular heart rhythms and is a major risk factor for stroke.
The successful application will receive a bursary of €5,000 which will be presented at the NIPC's National Prevention Conference on November 5th 2016.
The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is: 5pm, Friday 30th September 2016.
Healthy Limerick Coordinator Position
Healthy Limerick is based on the concept of Healthy Cities/Communities which aims to promote a comprehensive and whole system approach to planning for health and wellbeing. The Healthy Limerick Coordinator will work on delivering the key goals and priorities from local and national strategies and health profiles, which have a key role to play in improving the Health and Wellbeing of Limerick people.
Further Information http://www.activelink.ie/content/vacancies/community/25415
Completed application forms must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 26th July 2016
Health Promotion & Improvement Service: Schools Health Promotion Officer Positions
Dublin and Athlone
Meet Tracey Tobin who is a Health Promotion Officer & National Co-ordinator of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion. Tracey is also an IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioner.
What inspired you towards a career in health promotion?
I trained as a nurse and I worked predominantly the area of cardiology and intensive care. I became a clinical nurse specialist in cardiac rehabilitation and risk factor modification and this lead me to be working with clients around lifestyle; also sexual health and resuming sexual activity after a cardiac event were something I included in consultations as appropriate. It was through this work that health promotion became of interest to me, as I learnt that working with the client where they were at was more effective than trying to put them were I wanted them to be. I had the opportunity to move into health promotion in 2004 and was fortunate to always have a role in training which I really enjoy.