Health is Everyone's Business

What are the Healthy Cities priority goals and themes for 2015-2018?

As a designated WHO Healthy City, Galway City works to achieve two main goals:

  1. To improve health for all and reduce health inequality
  2. To improve leadership and health management

Galway Healthy Cities also works according to core themes identified by the WHO for population health and wellbeing.

These themes are:

  1. Empowering people at all stages and in all situations of life – for example, in early life, later life, in vulnerable situations.
  2. Tackling public health priorities – for example, physical activity, nutrition and obesity, alcohol, tobacco and mental wellbeing.
  3. Strengthening people-centred health systems – for example, health and social services, other city services and public health services.
  4. Creating strong communities and supportive environments – for example, healthy urban planning and design, healthy transport systems.


Healthy Cities 21st Century Healthy IrelandWorld Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe


Health Promotion Services, HSE West,
2nd Floor, Clinical & Administration Building Block A,
Merlin Park Hospital, Galway 

 Tel: 091 737251 


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