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NUI Galway are presently disseminating information concerning the programmes in the Discipline of Health Promotion for 2018/2019 academic year – “Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Approaches to Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention”, “Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotions: Workplace Wellness” and “MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion”
NUIG are also hosting an opening evening on Friday 13th April at 6pm in room 120 Aras Moyola, NUI Galway. Prospective students can meet with and talk to the lecturers on the courses.infoeveninghp1hp2workplace1workplace2

The Irish Cancer Society wish to appoint a Cancer Prevention Officer within their Community Health Promotion programme. The closing date is January 18th. For more information, click here

Visit the New Healthy Ireland Hub for information, resources and key publications on health and wellbeing. It contains information on how to make positive changes and choices, and will connect you with resources and organisations across the country.

 IUHPE

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]

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