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:
Annual General Meeting of the AHPI will take place in Spunout, 48 Fleet Street, Parliament Row, Temple Bar, Dublin on Wednesday the 28th January 2015 from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm. The AGM will be followed by a 2 hour training workshop on ‘Health Promotion Advocacy’ which will be delivered by Eoin Bradley, Policy Officer for the Irish Cancer Society.  The training session will be available to members only. It is important to book your place for this workshop as places are limited. To book a place please email Claire Connolly (Secretary) at

Oral Health Promotion Research Group, Ireland

Dental Health Foundation Bursary

  Background The Oral Health Promotion Research Group, Ireland, [OHPRG] is pleased to extend a bursary of up to €1,200 for 2014. This bursary has been sponsored by the Dental Health Foundation. The OHPRG is awarding the bursary this year to promote the communication of current oral health promotion projects and work that is going on across Ireland. Criteria for application for the bursary. Applications are accepted from individuals or teams.  An individual applicant must be a current member of the Oral Health Promotion Research Group. For team applications, at least one member should be a member of the OHPRG. Applicants should describe a recent or planned oral health promotion project in which they have been involved.   The format of the application should include the following headings:
  • Title / Introduction
  • Background
  • Aims and objectives
  • Materials and methods
  • Results (if available)
  • Discussion and conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • Costs (for projects at the planning / roll out stage)
The work should not have been presented elsewhere nor have been awarded a prize previously. Applicants from the HSE must have the permission of their line manager to submit the proposal and the submission must bear the signature of the line manager. The application should be submitted to: Carmel Parnell at by 5pm on  Friday, 22nd August 2014. Applications will be judged by the members of the Committee of the OHPRG. The Committee reserves the right to withhold the bursary if applications do not meet the submission. The decision of the judges is final. The winning applicant will be notified by e-mail no later than Thursday, 4th September 2014. Informal enquiries regarding the Bursary, please e.mail  



ANNUAL CONFERENCE of the Oral Heath Promotion Research Group - Ireland

THURSDAY 11th September 2014


Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8.

Speakers include:   Nazih Eldin, Head of Health Promotion, Dublin North East / National Lead on Obesity Michael McGrady, School of Dentistry, University Manchester Grace Kelly, Specialist in Special Care Dentistry / Senior Dental Surgeon Special Needs. Adrienne Foley, Oral Health Promoter, Coolock. Laura Keaver, Safefood Ireland. Etain Kett, Expert Body on Fluorides and Health   This is a day for the whole Team, Dentists, Hygienists, Oral Health Promoters & Dental Nurses. Brochure / Registration Form available from Oral Health Promotion Bursary available up to €1,200 Find us under the Dental Health Foundation website Please put the date in your Diary now and circulate this flyer to as many people as you can.   Hope to see you there! Carmel Parnell, Chair, OHPRG – Ireland
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