Healthy Ireland is a government-led initiative which aims to create an Irish society where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society.
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Healthy Cities and Counties
Healthy Cities and Counties is a programme which:
promotes lifelong health and wellbeing
provides a means where local issues can influence national policy
Local Authorities, through their Local Community Development Committee, can apply to join the National Healthy Cities and Counties of Ireland Network using WHO criteria that are based on the European health policy framework, Health 2020.
These criteria set an international quality standard. There are national networks in 20 countries in the WHO European Region, bringing together more than 1,400 cities and towns.
The first phase of the Healthy Ireland Network was established by the Healthy Ireland Council to get all types of organisations across the country to sign-up to combine efforts to improve health and wellbeing.
The vision of the Healthy Ireland Network is 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.
The purpose of the Healthy Ireland Network is:
to establish and grow an empowering national movement that treats health and wellbeing as an individual and collective responsibility
to support and advocate for the goals and vision of Healthy Ireland
to ensure the Healthy Ireland message is spread, understood, and acted on throughout Ireland
Joining the Network
Your organisation should join the Healthy Ireland Network to:
contribute to achieving the goals of the Health Ireland Framework 2013–2025 which, in turn, means you contribute to the common good of Ireland
be a part of a new and growing national movement
raise the national and local profile of the Network
be more visibly associated with Healthy Ireland
use Healthy Ireland resources
participate in networking opportunities with other member organisations
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