We at Pavee Point strongly believe that health is not only the absence of disease.   The context of our health work is defined by a holistic way, using a social determinant of health approach.

In 2010 the All Ireland Traveller Health Study was published and this highlights the health inequalities faced by Travellers.

The National Traveller Health Action Plan (NTHAP) was published in November 2022. Since then the Implementation Group has been set up in line with Action 1 of the Plan. This is particularly crucial given that Travellers, Traveller organisations and the HSE have put significant energy and trust into the development of the Plan with the hopes that it will deliver essential and urgent changes for Traveller families on the ground.

Pavee Point Health Programmes

Traveller Health Unit

Pavee Point is the Co-Ordinator of the HSE’s Traveller Health Unit (THU) in the Eastern Region.

We work at a local level by supporting local Traveller Primary Healthcare Projects, Men’s Health Projects and Mental Health projects.  At regional level we support the Eastern Regional Traveller Health Network (ERTHN) and the Eastern Regional Traveller Health Training Network.  At national level Pavee Point also supports the National Traveller Health Network.

Minister of Health Stephen Donnelly, TD with Missie Collins at the launch of the National Traveller Health Action Plan November 2022