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Knowledge4Health Conference 2016

 

 

The inaugural Knowledge4Health Conference took place on Wednesday, 25 May in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.

 

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Kate O’Flaherty, Director Health and Wellbeing Programme, Department of Health (ROI), pictured at the inaugural IPH Knowledge4Health Conference in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, May 25th 2016. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

 

The conference was attended by over 400 delegates from the public sector, health community, academia, business and the community and voluntary sector
The conference explored innovative and practical ways of providing knowledge support for the implementation of the two public health frameworks on the island of Ireland which are aimed at improving public health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

This all-Island Conference was hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) in partnership with the Department of Health (Republic of Ireland), Department of Health (Northern Ireland), the HSE and the Public Health Agency (NI).

Speakers included:

•    Kate O’Flaherty, Director Health and Wellbeing Programme, Department of Health (ROI);
•    Dr Eddie Rooney, CEO, Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland);
•    Professor Anthony Staines, Dublin City University
•    Inez Bailey, CEO, NALA

 

 

 

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Pictured at the inaugural IPH Knowledge 4 Health Conference in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, May 25th 2016, were (l-r) •Inez Bailey, Director, NALA; Professor Anthony Staines, Dublin City University; Dr Alison Hill, Public Health Consultant, Better Value Healthcare and Prof Kevin Balanda, Director of Research, IPH. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

 

The aim of Knowledge4Health is to present and discuss innovative and pragmatic approaches to providing knowledge support to two public health frameworks; ‘Healthy Ireland: A Framework for Improved Health & Wellbeing 2013-2025’ in the Republic of Ireland, and ‘Making Life Better – A Whole System Strategic Framework for Public Health 2013–2023’ in Northern Ireland.

Knowledge4Health will be of interest to anyone working to improve public health and well being and reduce inequalities – be they from government departments and agencies, health and social service agencies, academia, the community and voluntary sector, and business.

The programme will comprise two plenary sessions and four parallel sessions.

The morning plenary will give an overview of the island’s public health frameworks and a reflection of knowledge support needs from an international perspective.

The afternoon plenary will reflect on knowledge support for public health.

The themes of the four parallel sessions are:

  • Monitoring Health and Wellbeing across the Population
  • Information Systems for Health and Wellbeing
  • Crossing Boundaries for Better Knowledge
  • Knowledge Translation: Formulating Policy and Practice

There will be a project showcase of knowledge support projects across the island during lunch and break times as well as a photographic exhibition:  ‘A Picture of Health’ – displaying the top ten images of ‘health and wellbeing’ as voted by registrants.

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Pictured at the inaugural IPH Knowledge4Health Conference in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, May 25th 2016, was Caoimhe Hegarty, one of the finalists in the IPH Photo Competition. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

 

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Pictured at the inaugural IPH Knowledge4Health Conference in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, May 25th 2016 was Elizabeth Mitchell, CEO, Institute of Public Health. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

 

 

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Prof Kevin Balanda, Director of Research, Institute of Public Health, addressing the delegates at the inaugural IPH Knowledge4Health Conference in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, May 25th 2016. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

 

 

Healthy Ireland’ in the Republic of Ireland (a policy and practice perspective), delivered by Kate O’Flaherty.

 

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Kate O’Flaherty, Director Health and Wellbeing Programme, Department of Health (ROI), pictured at the inaugural IPH Knowledge4Health Conference in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, May 25th 2016. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

 

 

See more Knowledge4Health photos here http://images.imagebureau.ie/v/photos/45632mxd/C216923404

 

 

 

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