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IPH response to DARD rural antipoverty framework


Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH)

Subject Keywords: Vulnerable groups, Rural areas
Catalogue: Policy
Policy consultation responses
Type: Report
Region: All-island

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) is an all-island body which aims to improve health in Ireland, by working to combat health inequalities and influence public policies in favour of health. The Institute promotes cooperation in research, training, information and policy in order to contribute to policies which tackle inequalities in health.

IPH welcomes the opportunity to comment on the DARD Rural anti-poverty and social inclusion Framework.  IPH has conducted extensive work on poverty, equality and health across the island of Ireland.  We have also been specifically involved in other projects looking at the impact of rural areas and health, which may be found at We would like to highlight the importance of considering the health needs of rural communities in policy such as the Rural Anti Poverty and Social Inclusion Framework. A wide variety of issues affect people’s health including employment, transport and access to services, for example the health and wellbeing of people in rural communities can be adversely affected by social isolation from a lack of public transport.





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Suggested citation:

Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH). (2009) IPH response to DARD rural antipoverty framework [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 16th October 2019].


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