Meeting with Minister for Health Promotion


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. 


Application forms 

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is: 5pm, Friday 30th September 2016. 

Click here to access the Application Form 
Click here to access the Support Notes 

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

Completed application forms must be emailed to  

Closing date26th July 2016

Region: Limerick 


Health Promotion & Improvement Service: Schools Health Promotion Officer Positions

Health Promotion & Improvement Service Schools Health Promotion Officer will assess the needs and respond by utilising the model of the Health Promoting School. This may include delivery, coordination of training including delivery of the Schools for Health in Ireland - Framework for Developing a Health Promoting School.
To Apply please complete the attached Application Form and return to
Closing Date: Friday, 24th June 2016
Dublin and Athlone 

An interim Board of Directors has been established and their first official meeting took place on April 18th 2016 in Dublin. The next step is to submit the National Accreditation Organisation application form to IUHPE.

If AHPI is approved as a National Accreditation Organisation, this Board will become the formal decision making body on all matters pertaining to the structures and process of the registration of practitioners within Ireland.  

The membership of this Board is as follows:

Anne Sheridan (Chairperson)

Barbara Battel-Kirk (BBK consultancy)

Fergal Fox (HSE)

Kathryn Meade (HSE)

Mairead Barry (Waterford IT)

Patricia Heavey (Athlone IT)

Paula Campbell (Chairperson AHPI)

Roisin Lowry (HSE)

Sinead Stynes (HSE)

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