Healthy City

Healthy City

Healthy City

 

To ensure Cork is a healthy city that connects to improve the health , reduces health inequalities and recognises the need for a holistic approach to health and well being.

 

Objective

 

Actions

 

Contact (Lead and Partners)

 

Action Ref. #

Support the Healthy Cities Strategy

Implement the actions in the Healthy Cities Strategy.

HSE , Cork City Council, LCDC, CETB, UCC, CIT, Cork Smart Gateway and other City Stakeholders.

2.1

 

Incorporate and support the implementation of the Healthy Cities initiative as a central role for the LCDC.

LCDC, HSE , Cork City Council, CETB, UCC, CIT, and other City Stakeholders.

2.2

 

Support the development of the Healthy Campus initiative in St. Finbarr’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Campus

LCDC, HSE , Cork City Council, CETB, UCC, CIT, and other City Stakeholders.

2.3

Continue to support the development of Cancer prevention and early detection programmes, initiatives and research in Cork City and region

Support the delivery the following:

  • A collaborative community project on cancer prevention and early detection in Cork
  • A Local Action plan for cancer prevention and early detection and associated research
  • An information tool to inform local communities on prevention and early detection.

HSE, Irish Cancer Society, the Cork Cancer Action Group and other relevant bodies.

2.4
 

Support capacity building at local level to tackle issues of inequality in relation to cancer prevention and early detection in Cork City.

HSE, Irish Cancer Society, the Cork Cancer Action Group and other relevant bodies.

2.5

Support Health Action Zones

Promote positive mental well being and promote physical activity across all age ranges and all population groups.

 

HSE, RAPID, CCP, CETB, UCC and other City Stakeholders

2.6

 

Support the reduction level of consumption of alcohol in Cork City over the next 6 years, including the implementation of the Cork City Alcohol Strategy.

 

HSE and other City Stakeholders

2.7

 

Support the implementation of the Cork/Kerry Alcohol Reduction Strategy 2015

 

LCDC, HSE, CLDATF and other relevant city stakeholders

2.8

 

Investigate the feasibility of the creation a tobacco free city, including pilot project that builds on existing community health projects such as the “we can quit” programmed in Ballyphehane/Togher and Mayfield communities.

 

HSE, Cork Healthy Cities, Cork Cancer Action Network and other City Stakeholders

2.9

To

increase suicide awareness in Cork City

Roll out the suicide prevention action plan for Cork City and County, that implements relevant actions set out in “Connecting for Life”, the new national strategy to reduce suicide 2015-2020

 

Healthy Cities, HSE, ETC, UCC, CIT, Pieta Cork and other City Stakeholders.

2.10

 

To continue to work in partnership with other statutory agencies, voluntary and community partners to enhance the existing facilitation of Suicide Prevention Education and Training Programmes to empower the people of Cork with skills to become more alert to the signs of suicide risk.

HSE Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Community Work Department and other voluntary agencies and groups throughout Cork City

2.11
 

To continue in the provision of support and information to individual and communities affected by suicide.

HSE Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Community Work Department and other voluntary agencies and groups throughout Cork City

2.12
 

The build awareness between the link between alcohol and drug misuse and increased suicidal behaviour via a Mental Health Toolkit.

HSE Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Community Work Department and other voluntary agencies and groups throughout Cork City.

2.13

Support the Cork Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force Strategy (CLDATF)

 

Develop engagement and create links with the CLDATF.

LCDC and other City Stakeholders

2.14

Support the Cork Food Policy Council's Strategy

Develop a food charter strategy for the city in partnership with relevant stakeholders and enable organisations in the city to transform their food culture.

 

Cork Food Policy Council and other City Stakeholders

2.15

 

Continue to support and expand the empowerment of people to grow and cultivate their own food locally within the city.

 

Cork City Council, Cork Food Policy Council and other City Stakeholders

2.16

Support the Cork City Sports Partnership

Support the implementation of the “Cork Sports Partnership Plan”, 2015-2021 within the city.

 

Cork Sports Partnership, Cork City Council and other city stakeholders.

 

2.17

Strengthen and promote Cork’s Maritime activities by achieving the Cork Tourism Strategy (2016) vision to become “Ireland’s Maritime Paradise”

 

Investigate the development of a Maritime centre to promote greater use of the river in the City.

 

Cork City Council, Cork Healthy Cities, EcCoWell and HSE.

2.18

 

Investigate the development of a Maritime City Strategy to promote tourism, employment around river based activities in the City.

 

Cork City Council and Community Groups.

2.19

 

Investigate the feasibility of a City Maritime festival with links between river activities and on-shore river bank activities.

 

Cork City Council and Community Groups.

2.20

Create a better quality of life for city residents.

Review the existing Cork Recreational Needs Study (2003) and Cork City Parks Strategy (2000).

 

Cork City Council and other relevant community groups.

2.21

 

Identify and support greater recreational amenities in the city, including integrated walking and cycling links and local parks, through the review of the Cork Recreational Needs Study (2003).

 

Cork City Council, Cork Smart Gateway and Community groups.

2.22

 

Source funding for the development for multi-agency activity camps for children and young people.

Cork City Council, CETB, HSE, Health Action Zone Project, Community Groups, Cork Sports Partnership and other.

2.23

 

Support the delivery of appropriate air monitoring procedures in the city to help achieve better air quality.

EPA, Cork City Council and other appropriate stakeholders

2.24
 

Support the role of creativity and the arts by:

  • Continuing to invest in a strong festival offering across the city that creates positive citizen engagement, builds pride of place and offers creative opportunities for all.
  • Supporting the arts and cultural sector to offer a wide range of experiences for all.
  • Invest in appropriate Arts in Health programmes with relevant partners.

Cork City Council, CETB, HSE, Community Groups, Cork Sports Partnership and other.

2.25

Advance and support the development and well-being of people with disabilities through participation in creative arts and providing access to art making.

Continue to establish new and innovative ways of working with people with disabilities, by working with local and national partners.

 

 

Cork City Council, HSE, Community Groups, Cork Smart Gateway and other appropriate stakeholders.

2.26

 

Work with local partners in developing a network of arts and disability practitioners. 

Cork City Council, HSE, Community Groups and other appropriate stakeholders.

2.27