Healthy Ireland

A vision for a Healthy Ireland

Cabinet 2

The cabinet pictured prior to the launch of Healthy Ireland in March 2013.

A Healthy Ireland, where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society and is everyone’s responsibility.

Healthy Ireland is our national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Ireland. Its main focus is on prevention and keeping people healthier for longer. Healthy Ireland’s goals are to:

  • Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life
  • Reduce health inequalities
  • Protect the public from threats to health and wellbeing
  • Create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a healthy Ireland

Healthy Ireland takes a whole-of-Government and whole-of-society approach to improving health and wellbeing and the quality of people’s lives.

Director General of World Health Organisation addresses Inaugural Meeting of Healthy Ireland Council

Read information on the Healthy Ireland Council here.

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