Sometimes we over-complicate health promotion messages. This free seminar (organised by the Southern Area Men’s Health Group) seeks to bring us ‘back to basics’, and to look at some of the obvious natural starting points for improving men’s health i.e. physical activity, eating well, looking after your head, having a laugh ... It will take place on the morning of Friday 4th March 2016, in the Tommy Makem Arts and Community Centre, Keady, Co. Armagh. Participants will: hear from Professor Niall Moyna, Head of School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University; get valuable insights into healthy eating and looking after your emotional wellbeing; have the opportunity to try Spin, Taekwondo and Chi Me; witness the power of laughter; be offered health checks; get a great lunch. The Southern Area Men’s Health Steering Group is a partnership comprised of the Public Health Agency, YouthAction NI, the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Men’s Advisory Project, Cancer Focus NI, and the Closing the Gap Project within Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. Put a spring in your step by contacting Leo Foy on Tel: 02837 414557 | Email: for further information and a booking form.
Our AGM will be held in the Spunout offices in Dublin on Thursday the 11th February from 10.30am -3.30pm. All members are welcome to attend. A light lunch will be served. We also hope to meet as many of you as possible at the HP Research Conference in Galway in Wednesday 15th June 2016. Thanks for all your support in 2015. Hope you all had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Roisin Lowry Chair - AHPI
We would like to wish all our colleagues a Merry Christmas and remind everyone that next year is the 20th Anniversary of the Health Promotion Conference as well as the 30th Anniversary of the Ottawa Charter so please make sure your put the date of Wednesday 15th June into your new 2016 diary as it is going to be a very special celebratory event. Best wishes, Roisin Lowry Chairperson AHPI
The Tomorrow's World in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - National Prevention Conference will be hosted in Galway on the 14th November, 2015. The conference promises to deliver an excellent educational programme in cardiovascular health and disease prevention and chronic disease management, with a strong emphasis on current knowledge, discovery and practice. We will be joined by world class international and national leaders in the field of public health, health behaviour change, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity, together with expert clinicians and researchers. Download the conference flyer and programme here.
Welcome to the 2015 Health Literacy Conference Call for abstracts now open - closing date 6th April - please read abstract submission guidelines before submitting online The Healthy Ireland Framework identifies Health Literacy as a priority action to empower people and communities for improved health and wellbeing. Health literacy is linked to literacy and is about people’s knowledge and ability to access, understand, assess and apply health information in order to take decisions in everyday life to improve their health (Sorenson et al, 2012). There is often a mismatch between people’s health literacy skills and abilities and the health literacy demands placed upon them by ever more complex health environments. Health literacy affects health outcomes. Low health literacy is more prevalent among socially disadvantaged groups and is recognized as a strong contributor to health inequalities. The promotion of health literacy is critical to active and informed participation in health promotion, disease prevention, and health care. The European Health Literacy survey found that nearly half of all adults across the eight countries surveyed, including Ireland, had inadequate or problematic health literacy skills that adversely affect their health. The aim of the 2015 Health Promotion Conference 'Health Literacy: Research, Policy and Practice' is to explore the importance of health literacy and how it can be enhanced as a priority area for Health Promotion. The conference will bring together policy, research and practice perspectives on how health literacy can be strengthened, including the implementation of health literacy interventions across sectors that will promote the health of the citizens of Ireland. Online conference registration will open on 1st April. Conference Venue: The conference will be held in Áras Moyola, National University of Ireland Galway. Conference Dates: The conference starts at 9 a.m. on Thursday 18th June, 2015 and closes at 5 p.m. Payments: Delegates must pay online by credit/debit card. Visa, Mastercard and laser are the only cards accepted. Further information: Conference Secretariat: Telephone: +353 (0) 91 492722 Email:
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