The Healthy Ireland Network was launched on 18th May 2017 by an Taoiseach Enda Kenny along with Keith Wood, Chair of the Healthy Ireland Council. An Taoiseach was joined by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister for Health Promotion Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD at the launch, which was attended by members of the Healthy Ireland Council and representatives from a wide range of organisations around the country.
The first phase of the new Healthy Ireland Network has been 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.
See bottom of the page for the press release for the launch.
The vision of the HI 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.
Healthy Ireland Network values:
We are inclusive. We commit to reaching and representing all groups in society.
We are empowering. We commit to working to empower individuals and communities to achieve and maintain their optimal health and wellbeing.
We are collaborative. We commit to engaging in and promoting partnerships that will work to achieve the Healthy Ireland vision and goals.
We are evidence-based. We commit to using evidence-based approaches to help us to achieve and sustain a healthy Ireland.
We are transparent. We commit to operating the Network in an accountable and transparent manner.
Joining the Network
You should join the Healthy Ireland Network to:
contribute to achieving the goals of the Healthy 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; and
participate in networking opportunities with other member organisations.