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Healthy Ireland Outcomes Framework

Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013–2025, is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in Ireland.

The development of an Outcomes Framework to monitor and drive the achievement of Healthy Ireland’s targets and performance indicators is a key action identified in the Healthy Ireland Framework.

The Outcomes Framework aims to provide a structured approach to collect and report relevant and appropriate data which can be used to build awareness of these social determinants of health, to support assessment of the impact of policies on the agreed outcomes, and to monitor progress on the whole‑of‑government response needed to improve health and wellbeing.

The Healthy Ireland Outcomes Framework is based on a conceptual model for health and wellbeing which incorporates health status, health outcomes and determinants of health and wellbeing across the life course.

It acknowledges the interconnectedness and interdependencies between what we are trying to achieve in health and other policy areas such as education, employment, transport, environment, planning and social protection, where there are significant shared agendas. The range of indicators selected to support measurement of these outcomes work together to create an overall picture of health and wellbeing in Ireland.

Read the Outcomes Framework here.