Press Release

Four Ministers to address Public Health Policy Consultation Day in the Royal College of Physicians, on Monday 13th June 2011

A major new initiative, aimed at improving our general standard of health, is being launched in Dublin on AT 9.15AM on Monday 13th of June by four Government ministers. There will be a live webcast of the morning session and this can be accessed via the link – http://www.numbersix.public-i.tv/site/player/pl_compact.php?a=57293

Dr James Reilly, Minister for Health, will be joined by Frances Fitzgerald, the Minister for Children, and the Ministers of State; Roisin Shortall and Kathleen Lynch at the conference which will lead to the development of a new public health policy. The event will allow an audience of over 200 key figures across society involved in healthcare and many other areas, to hear submissions from international experts on the subject of public health.

The new policy, once published, will set out the Government’s long-term vision for the health and well-being of the population. The aim is to help people live healthier and more fulfilling lives and to create social conditions that ensure good health, on equal terms for the entire population.

The final policy will realise the provisions in the Programme for Government regarding a healthier population that will be protected from health threats, living in a healthier and more sustainable environment, with increased social and economic productivity and greater social inclusion.

There will be a photocall and media briefing at the conference at 11AM