Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575335
Title:
The National Traveller Health Strategy 2002-2005
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH); Task Force on the Travelling Community.
Citation:
Department of Health, Task Force on the Travelling Community. 2002. The National Traveller Health Strategy 2002-2005. Dublin: Department of Health.
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575335
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Reasons for a Traveller Health Strategy Travellers are a distinct minority group of Irish people. They differ from the general population in many respects including their life-style, their culture and their treatment by society. In the Ireland of today, the Traveller community continues to experience high levels of social exclusion and disadvantage, a situation which requires an urgent, planned response. In the current climate of national economic success, one aspect of Travellers' lives stands out starkly in terms of disadvantage. For many years and for a variety of reasons, the Traveller population has experienced a level of health which faIls far short of that enjoyed by·the general population. This has serious implications for our strategic approach to the planning and delivery of an equitable health service in accordance with national policy. This Traveller Health Strategy explores these implications and provides a clear statement of policy which focuses on the underlying problems associated with the poor health status of the Traveller population and sets out a realistic and practical plan for specific improvements in that status.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; HEALTH STRATEGY; GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS; SOCIAL EXCLUSION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorTask Force on the Travelling Community.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-20T10:27:00Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-20T10:27:00Zen
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health, Task Force on the Travelling Community. 2002. The National Traveller Health Strategy 2002-2005. Dublin: Department of Health.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575335en
dc.descriptionReasons for a Traveller Health Strategy Travellers are a distinct minority group of Irish people. They differ from the general population in many respects including their life-style, their culture and their treatment by society. In the Ireland of today, the Traveller community continues to experience high levels of social exclusion and disadvantage, a situation which requires an urgent, planned response. In the current climate of national economic success, one aspect of Travellers' lives stands out starkly in terms of disadvantage. For many years and for a variety of reasons, the Traveller population has experienced a level of health which faIls far short of that enjoyed by·the general population. This has serious implications for our strategic approach to the planning and delivery of an equitable health service in accordance with national policy. This Traveller Health Strategy explores these implications and provides a clear statement of policy which focuses on the underlying problems associated with the poor health status of the Traveller population and sets out a realistic and practical plan for specific improvements in that status.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH STRATEGYen_GB
dc.subjectGYPSIES AND TRAVELLERSen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen_GB
dc.titleThe National Traveller Health Strategy 2002-2005en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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