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
Dr Daniel Butler talks about why he got involved in research and why research relies on patients getting involved too.- NewsClinical research is now the foundation of healthcare and is made possible thanks to the support and commitment of patients working in partnership with researchers and healthcare professionals. The Public Health Agency’s (PHA) Research & Development
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme (with translations)- PublicationAn abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a swelling in the abdominal aorta, which is the main artery that supplies blood to your body. As the AAA grows, the wall of the aorta stretches and becomes weaker, which can eventually lead to a significant risk
Raising awareness of coping with anxiety- NewsThis week is Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May) and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is raising awareness of what we can do when experiencing anxiety. Everyone can feel anxious from time to time and it is normal to feel anxiety in everyday