Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly and Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy Hildegarde Naughton have today welcomed the publication of the Sláintecare Healthy Communities Progress Report.
The Sláintecare Healthy Communities (SHC) Programme is a Healthy Ireland initiative to reduce health inequalities in Ireland. Launched in 2021, the Programme provides health and wellbeing services and community development initiatives in 19 community areas across Ireland where health inequalities are most evident.
Sláintecare Healthy Communities takes an evidence-based approach to address local needs, building on existing health and wellbeing programmes. The Programme is led by the Department of Health and implemented at a local level by the Local Authority, the HSE and a wide range of community partners. The Programme creates a platform for multiple agencies and government departments to work together to improve the long-term health and wellbeing of communities.
The Sláintecare Healthy Communities Progress Report is available here
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