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The WHO ReINVENT & ReBUILD Webinar Series: All you need to know

Where was this webinar series conceptualised? COVID-19 has had a huge influence on how, when and where people can be physically active. The pandemic has increased the global awareness on the importance of PA for mental and physical health, yet it has also revealed and accelerated widening inequities. Now is the time to use COVID-19…
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‘What does I-PARC mean for me and/or my organisation?’: The Project Team testimonies

The I-PARC research project is approaching the end of its funding and we are delighted to announce that the knowledge-user partners have been successful in securing funding which will kick-in after the HRB grant expiry date (April 2021). Undisputedly, the project team envisage I-PARC as a ‘real-world laboratory’ that has ‘brought to life the intersection…
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An Integrated Exercise Practitioner in Wexford’s Mental Health Service: A changing landscape

Dr Evan Matthews, Waterford Institute of Technology & Anna Flynn, Sports Active Wexford (Local Sports Partnership) and Wexford Mental Health Services (HSE) on behalf of the Exercise Effect Steering Committee. Internationally, the role of exercise practitioners working as part of multi-disciplinary mental health teams has seen rapid development, reflecting an overall mounting body of evidence…
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New Position: I-PARC Coordinator- National Sports Development Organisation

As the I-PARC HRB applied partnership award funding is coming to an end (March 2021), the national sports development organisation, government departments, HSE and Healthy Ireland have come together to offer a Full-Time position for an I-PARC coordinator for a 2 year period. The coordinator would be employed on a 2-year agency contract on a HEO…
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I-PARC delivers workshop to FAU Germany Physical Activity Group

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The Global Observatory for Physical Activity launch the second set of Country Cards: Ireland and Northern Ireland

            The Global Observatory for Physical Activity (GoPA!) was established in 2012 after the urgent call to action by the Lancet PA series. GoPA! is a global oragnisation of physical activity researchers, epidemiologists, public health policy markers and practitioners that collates global data on physical activity and health. The main…
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Exercise is Medicine Ireland Webinar Series

“Exercise is Medicine- A Global Health Initiative” The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) co-launched Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) in 2007 with the American Medical Association. Ireland is EIM’s 38th national centre around the world and was established by Dr Matthew Herring (Director) and Dr Brian Carson (Co/Deputy Director), of University of Limerick, in 2019.…
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The I-PARC 2021 Online Conference

This event was funded through the Health Research Board and was co-hosted by the I-PARC team and the Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster at the University of Limerick.     Between the 11th-14th January 2021, I-PARC hosted an online event entitled ‘Collaborative Action for physical activity promotion: opportunities presented by COVID-19’ which consisted of…
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Eight Investments That Work for Physical Activity’ to enable everyone, everywhere, to be physically active

Eight Investments That Work for Physical Activity’ to enable everyone, everywhere, to be physically active On the 10th of November 2020 the 8 investments (#8Investments) that work for physical activity were launched by the International Society for Physical Activity. The release of the #8Investments provides a concise roadmap for investment and action around the world…
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WHO Launch – 2020 Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour

WHO Launch – 2020 Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour On the 26th of November 2020, the World Health Organization launched the guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Four to five million deaths per year could be averted if the global population was more physically active. These global guidelines enable countries to develop…
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