Is the fluoridation of public water supplies 'Shaping a healthier future'?: a project submitted in partial fulfilment of requirements for the Diploma in Management Law of the Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244587
Title:
Is the fluoridation of public water supplies 'Shaping a healthier future'?: a project submitted in partial fulfilment of requirements for the Diploma in Management Law of the Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street.
Authors:
Doyle, Josephine
Publisher:
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Issue Date:
Apr-1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244587
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
The Health (Fluoridation of Water Supplies) Act was passed into the Irish Statute books in December 1960. The Act provided for the mandatory fluoridation of public piped water supplies throughout Ireland. The aim of the programme being to improve dental health and protect against dental decay. Fluoridation is achieved through the addition to the water supply of hydrofluoric acid. In 1994, thirty-four years later, the Department of Health (now Department of Health & Children) published its health strategy "Shaping a healthier future . A strategy for effective healthcare in the 1990s "1 This strategy put forward a vision for the future development of the health services in Ireland to achieve both health and social gain. The strategy statement is underpinned by three key principles: equity, quality of service and accountability. In this project I propose to evaluate the water fluoridation programme to see if it is still relevant in the 1990s and if it satisfies those three key principles of the Health Strategy. I will, therefore, in Chapter One examine the background to fluoridation; its early history, its introduction to Ireland, the passing of the Act through the Houses of the Oireachtas and the subsequent Constitutional challenge to the Act. I will also look at the Health Strategy and the Strategic Management Initiative. In Chapter Two I will look at the principle of equity . I will examine the meaning of equity as defined in the Health Strategy. I will also look at the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and WHO's targets for Health for All by the year 2000.
Keywords:
PUBLIC HEALTH METHODS, THEORY AND RESEARCH; FLUORIDATION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Josephineen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-18T11:58:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-18T11:58:17Z-
dc.date.issued1998-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/244587-
dc.descriptionThe Health (Fluoridation of Water Supplies) Act was passed into the Irish Statute books in December 1960. The Act provided for the mandatory fluoridation of public piped water supplies throughout Ireland. The aim of the programme being to improve dental health and protect against dental decay. Fluoridation is achieved through the addition to the water supply of hydrofluoric acid. In 1994, thirty-four years later, the Department of Health (now Department of Health & Children) published its health strategy "Shaping a healthier future . A strategy for effective healthcare in the 1990s "1 This strategy put forward a vision for the future development of the health services in Ireland to achieve both health and social gain. The strategy statement is underpinned by three key principles: equity, quality of service and accountability. In this project I propose to evaluate the water fluoridation programme to see if it is still relevant in the 1990s and if it satisfies those three key principles of the Health Strategy. I will, therefore, in Chapter One examine the background to fluoridation; its early history, its introduction to Ireland, the passing of the Act through the Houses of the Oireachtas and the subsequent Constitutional challenge to the Act. I will also look at the Health Strategy and the Strategic Management Initiative. In Chapter Two I will look at the principle of equity . I will examine the meaning of equity as defined in the Health Strategy. I will also look at the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and WHO's targets for Health for All by the year 2000.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Institute of Technology (DIT)en_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH METHODS, THEORY AND RESEARCHen_GB
dc.subjectFLUORIDATIONen_GB
dc.titleIs the fluoridation of public water supplies 'Shaping a healthier future'?: a project submitted in partial fulfilment of requirements for the Diploma in Management Law of the Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street.en_GB
dc.typeThesisen
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