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The Association for Health Promotion Ireland has been approved by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) to facilitate the registration of practitioners in accordance with the processes and standards of the Global Registration System which IUHPE developed and launched in May 2016.

What is the IUHPE Health Promotion Registration System?

The goal of the IUHPE Health Promotion Registration System is to promote quality assurance, competence and mobility in Health Promotion practice, education and training globally. The System offers a voluntary process of registration of Health Promotion practitioners and accreditation of Health Promotion courses that are assessed as meeting specified competency-based criteria.

Applications for registration can now be submitted through the Professional Registration section on this site.

Tax increases on regular cigarettes bring about decreases in consumption but there is strong evidence that in Ireland there is a corresponding shift to the use of loose or roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco which is taxed at a much lower rate. The use of RYO tobacco in Ireland has increased significantly from 3.5% in 2003 to 28.5% in 2016. Despite a general decline in smoking prevalence in the last two decades, prevalence is still significantly higher amongst those in lower socioeconomic groups and in young adults, and it is in these populations that RYO tobacco is primarily used.

In advance of Budget 2018, AHPI has submitted a paper to the Department of Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, calling for an Increase in tax levels on roll-your-own tobacco until they are equivalent to those on cigarettes.

Download the submission [PDF]

Irish Heart Foundation

Exciting opportunity in the Irish Heart Foundation - Workplace Health Promotion Officer.


Closing Date: Friday 25th August 2017

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Please find link here to HSE jobs for x 9 Grade VI Health Promotion and Improvement Officers (HP&IO), Health Promotion and Improvement.

A panel may be created from which vacancies throughout the National Health & Wellbeing Division in all Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO) areas will be filled (i.e. in all parts of the HSE). There are 9 posts to be filled initially. The location of the posts will be as follows: CHO 2 – Roscommon Town and Merlin Park, Galway (2 posts) CHO 6 – HSE Civic Offices, Bray Co Wicklow (2 posts) CHO 7 – 52 Broomhill Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 ( 2 posts) CHO 9 - Nexus Building, Blanchardstown (3 posts)

Please ensure you download the Job Specification, NRS04813. Additional Campaign Information as well the Application Form. All of these documents can be accessed through the link above.

Informal Enquiries To: Name: Janet Gaynor Email: Mobile: 087 9682048 Name: Fergal Fox Email: Mobile: 0863830218

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