• Stay warm and well during the cold spellStay warm and well during the cold spell

    A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place for Monday evening and continuing to Wednesday. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is advising everyone to look after themselves and their neighbours during the cold snap.

  • The new and improved ‘Red Book’ launches for new parents The new and improved ‘Red Book’ launches for new parents

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) has just launched a revised version of the Personal Child Health Record also known as the ‘Red Book’. This book is given to all parents following the birth of their child or if they move to Northern Ireland from another country.

  • New healthy recipes for Obesity Awareness WeekNew healthy recipes for Obesity Awareness Week

    We’re all looking for ways to eat a bit healthier, so this Obesity Awareness Week (8–14 January) the Public Health Agency (PHA) has released 16 new recipes to help make the tough decisions about what to eat that little bit easier.

    An array of recipes, including Ulster-style pizza; Italian meatballs; carrot and orange soup; and lemon cheesecake, join the existing favourites on www.choosetolivebetter.com  to bring the total to 86 healthy, easy-to-make dishes at your fingertips.

  • Stay Well during cold and flu seasonStay Well during cold and flu season

    With flu levels having risen in recent weeks and many of us experiencing coughs and colds, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is offering some simple advice to us get through winter and reminding everyone that hand hygiene and self-care are essential when preventing and managing colds and flu.

  • Moderate to high air pollution Moderate to high air pollution

    The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has issued advice about air pollution.

    There is a strong possibility of moderate to high levels of air pollution in urban centres across Northern Ireland today (Wednesday) and tomorrow.

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The Public Health Agency (PHA) was established in April 2009 as part of the reforms to Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland. We are the major regional organisation for health protection and health and social wellbeing improvement. Our role also commits us to addressing the causes and associated inequalities of preventable ill-health and lack of wellbeing. We are a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional body with a strong regional and local presence.

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In fulfilling our mandate to protect public health, improve public health and social wellbeing, and reduce inequalities in health and social wellbeing, the PHA works within an operational framework of three areas: Public Health, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, and Operations. Our corporate and business plans reflect these arrangements and our purpose as an organisation.

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Latest

Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin, Northern Ireland, 2017/18

Thursday, 18 January 2018 - Publication

The Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin is produced by the PHA and covers statistics for Northern Ireland. The bulletin is produced during the flu season.

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Flu Questions and Answers

Thursday, 18 January 2018 - Publication

Q&A on seasonal flu

 


Stay warm and well during the cold spell

Monday, 15 January 2018 - News

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place for Monday evening and continuing to Wednesday. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is advising everyone to look after themselves and their neighbours during the cold snap.

For some the onset...

The new and improved ‘Red Book’ launches for new parents

Monday, 15 January 2018 - News

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has just launched a revised version of the Personal Child Health Record also known as the ‘Red Book’. This book is given to all parents following the birth of their child or if they move to Northern Ireland from anot...