Facilitating Integration of Childhood Obesity Services in Primary Care through Education

Sláintecare is an Irish government initiative that focuses on prevention of disease and integration of health services in the community.  

RCSI and Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street are supporting implementation of Sláintecare by increasing access for health professionals to training and education in the field of childhood obesity. 

Are you interested in maximising child health and development?

  • This project will address key recommendations of the Obesity Action Plan and the Healthy Ireland Framework by enhancing training and education of healthcare professionals that treat childhood obesity.
  • We will work with health professionals to increase access to care for children with obesity across the Irish primary care system This project will increase the capacity for treatment of childhood obesity within the Irish healthcare system through education, training and support of healthcare workers.

Childhood Obesity in the Irish Health System – Needs Assessment Survey

Our first objective is to assess the training opportunities that are needed to address childhood obesity in Irish healthcare.

We invite all Irish healthcare professionals that see infant, child or adolescent patients OR those interested in childhood obesity to complete this online survey.

By sharing your insight and perspectives on child/adolescent obesity and health services you will help us to understand the training needs of Irish healthcare professionals.

Childhood Obesity Training

If you would like to be sent information about upcoming training courses (online/in-person) please fill out the form below:

Project Lead:
Dr. Grace O’Malley, School of Physiotherapy, Division of Population Health Sciences, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Phone: 01 402 2100