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Health Quality Mark

The NYCI has developed the Health Quality Mark(HQ Mark) as a health promotion initiative with a view to enhancing best practice and a high standard of quality in all aspects of health promotion in youth organisations.

 

THe HQ Mark is a set of quality standards in youth health promotion and takes the form of an award conferred on organisations that satisfy agreed quality criteria.  The criteria, twelve in total, have been drawn up by the NYCI and are based on best practice in health promotion at a regional and national level as outlined in various strategy documents. 

Much of the criteria have been drawn from the World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria that were developed for the Health Promoting Schools Initiative and adapted by the NYCI. As a result, varying levels of the HQ Mark are available - bronze, silver and gold, according to the levels of the criteria achieved.

Health Quality Mark Award Recipients

Health Quality Mark Organisation

 

Level of Award

 

Galway Diocesan Youth Service

Gold

Irish Girl Guides

Gold

KDYS 

Gold

YMCA Cork

Gold

 

Swan Youth Service

Gold

Midlands Regional Youth Service

Gold

Buncana Youthreach

Silver

 

North Connaught Youth and Community Service

Silver

Foroige BBBS

Silver

Bonnybrook  Youthreach

Gold

Youthreach Leixlip

Gold

Arklow Further Education Centre

Gold

Clondalkin Youth Support and Training Centre

Gold

Lifford Youthreach

Gold

Carlow Youth Training

Silver

Cork Foyer

Silver

St Vincent’s TrustCommunity Training Centre

Silver

Rush Youthreach

Gold

Arklow Springboard

Gold

Blakestown Mountview Youth Initiative

Gold

Youthreach Transition Centre, Dominick St.

Silver

Newbridge YTDC

Silver

Hospital Youthreach

Gold

Sligo Community Training Centre

Gold

Blanchardstown Youthreach

Gold

Stoneybatter Community Training Centre

Gold

Tipperary Regional Youth Service

Silver

Carlow Regional Youth Service Silver