HEALTHY KILLALOE BALLINA
Healthy Killaloe Ballina is a multi stakeholder project led by Clarisford Park in partnership with Healthy Ireland, Irish Sport, Clare Sports Partnership and the University of Limerick.
Killaloe Ballina as the first healthy town in Ireland. A town where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level and is everyone’s responsibility within our community
1.Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life by improving levels of health and wellbeing over the long term. It adopts a life course approach, this approaches health through all stages of life from childhood, adolescence, adulthood and older age.
2. Create and maintain an environment where every individual and sector within our community can play their part in achieving a healthy Killaloe and Ballina.Effective partnerships are essential to gain insights into health and wellbeing at the local level.
3. Reduce Health inequalities. This focuses on reducing the gaps between the highest and lowest socio-economic groups and addressing the specific needs of at risk groups (i.e people with disabilities) in order to reduce health inequalities.
Research carried out over a 2-year period assessed the baseline health and wellbeing levels of the community prior to the implementation of physical activity and wellbeing programmes with built in psychological aspects targeted at specific groups and needs within the community.Healthy Killaloe Ballina report was officially launched in Clarisford Park, Killaloe, Co. Clare on Friday 21st July 2017.
People from Killaloe Ballina with a specialism in health and wellbeing were encouraged to participate and help create and deliver health and wellbeing programmes to improve and enhance the long term healthy lifestyle behaviour of people at all stages of life in the community.
Through the establishment of community based health promotion and wellbeing the Healthy Killaloe Ballina initiative serves as a model of best practice and as a blueprint for the creation of like minded healthy communities that can be rolled out across the island of Ireland