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Westmeath Healthy Ireland

The vision of a healthy Ireland is of an Ireland where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, and wellbeing to their full potential; and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society, and is everyone’s responsibility.

 

Its main focus is on prevention and keeping people healthier for longer. Healthy Ireland’s goals are to

  • Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life
  • Reduce health inequalities
  • Protect the public from threats to health and wellbeing
  • Create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a healthy Ireland
  • Governance and Policy
  • Partnership and Cross-Sectoral Work
  • Empowering People and Communities
  • Health and Health Reform
  • Research and Evidence
  • Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation
  • Physical activity
  • Mental health
  • Nutrition
  • Sexual health
  • Tobacco and Alcohol
  • Spaces and places for health and wellbeing
  • Children & young people
  • Disadvantaged communities including disadvantaged men, women & families -including one parent families
  • Homeless people
  • LGBTI
  • New communities, asylum seekers, refugees
  • Older adults
  • People with chronic health conditions
  • People with disabilities
  • Traveller & Roma
  • Unemployed young people & adults

 

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WHAT IS GROW IT FORWARD?

Grow It Forward is a national programme to help half a million people #KeepWell by growing their own food.

In partnership with Healthy Ireland and Libraries Ireland through the Government of Ireland’s Keep Well initiative, we are giving away 50,000 seed packs and asking participants to use them to share the experience with 10 people. In all, we aim to support half a million people across Ireland to enjoy the wide range of benefits that come from growing food at home. For more information click on the link below: https://giy.ie/campaigns/grow-it-forward/