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The Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP) is a Northern Ireland Executive/Atlantic Philanthropies Delivering Social Change Signature Programme, funded jointly by the Delivering Social Change fund, DoH, DE, DoJ, DfC, DfE and The Atlantic Philanthropies. EITP aims to improve outcomes for...
A Department of Health Working Paper, October 2016. The Department of Health has published an internal working paper to inform consideration of a sugar sweetened drinks levy from a health perspective. The policy objective is to reduce rates of childhood and adult obesity in Ireland by reducing the...
This report outlines the views of children and young people on factors that help and hinder them in having a healthy lifestyle. This consultation process with children and young people formed part of the national consultation process with stakeholders for the National Obesity Policy. It was...
Obesity prevalence shows a significant downward trend in both Reception boys and girls overall in the 2006/7 to 2014/15 period covered by the NCMP. The trends in obesity in Year 6 boys and girls continue to show year - on - year increases but the rates of increase are slowing down compared with...
The cold weather plan gives advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England. The documents provided are: cold weather plan cold weather plan (easy read version) making the case: why long-term strategic planning for cold weather is essential...
This report provides an overview of results from the second wave of the Healthy Ireland Survey, an annual interviewer administered face-to-face survey commissioned by the Department of Health. The survey data plays a number of roles, including supporting the Department in ongoing engagement...
This report presents results from the 2015/16 Health Survey Northern Ireland. The fieldwork for the survey was conducted between April 2015 and March 2016. Results are based on responses from 3,915 individuals, with a response rate of 60% achieved. There has been a downward trend in self-reported...
6.4.2016 Drugs misuse continues to be one of the most significant challenges facing our country. It is highly destructive and has devastating effects on individuals, relationships, families, communities and society in general. Implementation of the National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016, which sets out...
26.5.2016 “Better Health, Improving Health Care” is a strategic briefing document prepared by the Department for the incoming Minister for Health, in advance of the publication of the Programme for Government. It sets out some strategic considerations to inform the task of developing a clear...
20.5.2016 Briefing material provided to Minister Harris upon his appointment. Relevant sections of the brief were provided to each Minister of State. Ministerial Briefing May 2016  

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