The All Ireland Traveller Health Study (AITHS) is the first study of Traveller health status and health needs that involve all Travellers living on the island of Ireland, North and South.

Consultation involved over 600 people throughout the regions and was completed in December 2003.

The AITHS is jointly funded by the Department of Health and Children and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (NI), with fieldwork funding support by the HSE and FAS.

Key Health Issues for Travellers identified during the consultation process were as follows:

  • Environment and poor living conditions
  • Issues related to equality of access to, participation in and outcome of service provision
  • Right of Travellers to appropriate access to services based on culture and way of life
  • Lifestyle issues
  • Lack of culturally appropriate provision
  • Lack of data on Traveller health and health needs
  • Lack of recognition of Traveller culture and identity
  • Individual and institutional level racism
  • Social exclusion

Our Geels: The All Ireland Traveller Health Study Summary of Findings
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science, UCD, September 2010

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Our Geels: The All Ireland Traveller Health Study Selected Key Findings and Recommendations
Pavee Point Publications, 2010

Our Geels: The All Ireland Traveller Health Study Birth Cohort Follow Up
Pavee Point Publications, 2010 

Our Geels: The All Ireland Traveller Health Study Selected Key Findings and Recommendations Leaflet
Pavee Point Publications, 2010

AITHS Quick Summary of Main Findings
Pavee Point

Our Geels Poster, 2007-2009