Healthy Ireland – A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing

Healthy Ireland

Healthy Ireland is a new national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of our country over the coming generation. It reflects the international experience of a new commitment to public health with a focus on prevention.

Healthy Ireland takes a “whole of Government” and “whole of society” approach to improving health and wellbeing.


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


Actions underway include

Latest news:

On 21 October 2013, a three year, all island campaign by safefood in partnership with the HSE and Healthy Ireland was launched to remind parents about the negative health impacts of excess weight in childhood and how this can impact on a child’s quality of life. For more information, please see

Members of the Cabinet hold the Healthy Ireland report


Director of Health & Wellbeing Programme Kate O’Flaherty
Public Health Specialist: Dr Miriam Owens
Assistant Principal Officer: Ronan Toomey
Higher Executive Officers: Linda O’Rourke, Denise Keogh


Phone 01 6354000
Fax 01 6354001

Press Releases

Proceedings of the Public Health Policy Consultation, June 2011

Listen to the Ministers speak at Your Health is Your Wealth: a Policy Framework for a Healthier Ireland 2012 – 2020

National Consultation

Regional Consultations

Public Consultation

Other Information