Clondalkin launched as Sláintecare Healthy Communities site

by Rachel Cunningham
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Clondalkin will be officially launched as a Sláintecare Healthy Communities site on December 9 at 12noon in Rowlagh Community Centre. 

Local people and professionals are invited to attend, as an opportunity for the public to meet with delivery partners and programme facilitators to gain more information about the project and to learn how to get involved. 

The event will highlight the Sláintecare Healthy Communities programmes that have been established across the Clondalkin area. These include programmes to support people to stop smoking, Social Prescribing, to reduce social isolation, Parents Plus, to help with the ups and downs of raising children, and Healthy Food Made Easy, offering insights into nutrition and cookery. 

Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing and National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD will formally launch the event via video input. 

There will be a number of guest speakers, including Deputy Lord Mayor Joanna Tuffy, Tom James, Head of Healthy Ireland, Department of Health, Margaret McQuillan, Head of Health & Wellbeing, HSE Dublin South Kildare, West Wicklow and Colm Ward, Director of Services, Housing, Social and Community Development, South Dublin County Council. 

Introduced nationally in 2021, Sláintecare Healthy Communities is a cross-government initiative to deliver increased health and wellbeing services in 19 areas of greatest need across Ireland. 

The launch of Clondalkin Sláintecare Healthy Community is the result of close collaboration between the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive, South Dublin County Council, South Dublin County Partnership and Deansrath Family Centre.

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