Welcome to the Departments of Public Health

Welcome to the Departments of Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Division, Health Service Executive, Republic of Ireland.

About us

About us - an overview of who we are and what we do.

Legislation - an overview of the Medical Officer of Health legislation

Protecting Health

Protecting Health-An overview:

Some of the ways in which we intervene to protect the public from exposure to health-damaging hazards.

Flooding

Protecting Health - Flooding:

Advice to help protect health against flooding risks.

Protecting Health - Infectious Diseases

Protecting Health-Infectious Diseases:

Including - notifying, investigating & preventing infectious diseases.

Environment and Health

Protecting Health-Environment & Health:

Including - water quality; air quality; risks from biological, chemical and radio-nuclear hazards.

Improving health

Improving health:

Gathering the evidence on how the health of the public can be improved, and working towards making better health available to all.

Developing health services

Developing health services:

Evaluating and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of health care and implementing service development.

Research

Research:

Finding what we can do to keep healthy, and what is most likely to help us get back to health when we are ill.

Publications

Our Publications:

Departments of Public Health publications on Lenus (The Irish Health Repository) - this collection continues to be updated.

Contact us

Contact Details:

Links to information

 

Links to useful information

A-Z of Topics

 

A~Z of Topics

 


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