Cork Healthy Cities

Cork is a designated World Health Organisation Healthy City since January 2012 With this designation is a requirement of the local authority to commit to health and a process and structure to achieve it.  A WHO Healthy City is one that continually creates and improves its physical and social environments and expands the community resources that enable people to mutually support each other in performing all the functions of life and developing to their maximum potential.  Healthy Cities is based on a recognition that population health is not merely a product of health sector activities but largely determined by policies and actions beyond the health sector.