Launch of first Irish Youth Health Promotion Database
Today Dr. Collette Kelly of NUIG will unveil the National Youth Council of Ireland’s Irish Youth Health Promotion Bibliography at 12pm in the Science Gallery, Dublin. The first comprehensive database of its kind, it brings together published and unpublished studies, post-graduate theses, and other research related specifically to health promotion in the youth work sector in Ireland.
It is a project of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Youth Health Programme with the support of the Health Promotion Research Centre of NUI Galway.
“This database will be a vital tool in identifying gaps in policy and practice, planning future projects and reducing duplication of research – all of which will become ever more important as the youth work sector faces increasing pressure to prove the relevance and effectiveness of its work on health promotion,” said Kevin O’Hagan, Senior Project Officer at NYCI’s National Youth Health Programme.
Through keyword and categorised searches, users can access the database of downloadable publications examining the physical, mental, social, sexual, spiritual, and emotional dimensions of the health and wellbeing of young people aged between 10 and 25.
The bibliography launches as part of the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the NYCI Health Quality Mark. Over the past ten years this landmark health promotion initiative has grown steadily to become the recognised quality assurance mark for health promotion in youth work. The award aims to enhance best practice and a high standard of quality in all aspects of health promotion in youth organisations. It encourages and assists youth organisations to develop a systematic whole organisation approach to health promotion.
“The NYCI is justifiably proud of this long-running Health Quality Mark initiative, the outcomes of which have helped to create a safe and secure physical and social environment in youth organisations throughout Ireland over the past decade. With the publication today of the Health Quality Mark Support Manual and the launch of the Irish Youth Health Promotion Bibliography, we look forward to further supporting organisations in promoting the health and well being of young people,” concluded Mr O’Hagan.
For further information, please contact Daniel Meister, Communications Officer at NYCI on 087 781 4903 or 01 425 5955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
National Youth Council of Ireland
The National Youth Council of Ireland is a membership-led umbrella organisation that represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.
NYCI National Youth Health Programme
The NYCI National Youth Health Programme is a partnership between NYCI, the Health Service Executive and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.