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 email@example.com
Closing date: 26th July 2016
Health Promotion & Improvement Service: Schools Health Promotion Officer Positions
Dublin and Athlone
We are delighted to have David Bergin (IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioner) discuss his Health Promotion career.
What inspired you towards a career in health promotion?
My journey in health promotion started in IT Sligo in 2013 when I started a BSc in Health Science & Physiology. What started as an interest in nutrition and fitness on a personal level, quickly grew to an interest in population health. My time in IT Sligo was an excellent mix of practical and theoretical learning across a broad range of health-related topics. I left IT Sligo with a degree in Public Health & Health Promotion and a passion for practicing health promotion competencies to improve health outcomes.
On a personal level, during my studies I experienced bereavement of close relatives. With both bereavements stemming from lifestyle-related illnesses, this further added to my desire to pursue a career in promoting health and empowering individuals to not only avoid health-risk behaviours, but to reach their health and wellbeing potential.