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.
- Health Protection
- Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement
- Service Development and Screening
- HSC Research and Development
Nursing and Allied Health Professions
- Allied Health Professions and Personal and Public Involvement
- Centre for Connected Health
- HSC Safety Forum
Oral nutrition support - resources for patients, carers and healthcare professionals- PublicationThis document was developed and produced by the Regional Prescribing Support Dietetic Team within the Strategic Planning and Performance Group. It provides simple recipes for patients and relatives on how to fortify drinks to provide additional
Open letter from the Public Health Agency to immunosuppressed people regarding their spring booster- NewsThis year’s COVID-19 spring booster is being offered to individuals aged five years and over with a weakened immune system (immunosuppressed). The Public Health Agency (PHA) would therefore like to take this opportunity to encourage those people to
The HPV vaccine: Questions and answers for parents of all young people aged 12-13- PublicationThis leaflet provides more detailed information in a question and answer format about the HPV vaccine offered to all young people in Year 9 and Year 10. The HPV vaccine can help protect against cervical cancer and other diseases. The content has been