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
Do you have eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties?- PublicationThis regional booklet, based on original text by Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership, is for people who have difficulties eating, drinking or swallowing (dysphagia) and their carers. It aims to raise awareness of the condition and provide support
Notifications of Infectious Diseases 2023- PublicationNotification of Infectious Diseases (NOIDS) (Current weekly total of notifications of infectious diseases in the past four weeks along with the cumulative total for the current year compared with corresponding periods). An archive of NOIDs can be
Student immunisation catch-up programme- NewsThe PHA (Public Health Agency) along with trust vaccination teams are running student immunisation catch-up programmes in colleges and universities across Northern Ireland, giving students who missed getting the vaccines in school during the COVID-19