The switchboard number for the PHA’s Headquarters at Linenhall Street, Belfast has changed to 0300 555 0114. Click here for more information.


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.


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.

Public Health

Nursing and Allied Health Professions



  • PHA Annual report and accounts 2017-2018

    PHA Annual report and accounts 2017-2018

    - Publication

    The Public Health Agency Annual report 2017-2018 provides background information about the PHA, highlights its achievements buring the 2017-2018 financial year and provides and overview of work undertaken in priority areas within each directorate

  • Beware risk of carbon monoxide poisoning this summer

    Beware risk of carbon monoxide poisoning this summer

    - News

    Carbon monoxide (CO) can be a hidden killer during the summer months, and with many of us heading away on camping, caravanning or boating holidays, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging holidaymakers to be aware of the risk of carbon monoxide p


    DAMIS (Drug and Alcohol Monitoring and Information System) Activity Reports

    - Publication

    DAMIS (Drug and Alcohol Monitoring and Information System) is an “early warning system” designed to 

  • PHA Small Grants

    Local communities encouraged to apply for PHA small grants

    - News

    Community and voluntary groups are being encouraged to apply for small grants which can be used to improve the mental and emotional wellbeing of local communities.