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
- Allied Health Professions and Personal and Public Involvement
- Centre for Connected Health
- HSC Safety Forum
The Community Pharmacy Living Well service is launching a new summer campaign on breastfeeding which will run during July and August 2022. The breastfeeding campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding, encourage support for
Open letter from the Public Health Agency to people with a weakened immune system regarding the spring booster- NewsThe Public Health Agency (PHA) would like to take this opportunity to encourage people with a weakened immune system to continue to book or visit a walk-in clinic for their COVID-19 vaccines. All individuals aged 12 years and over who are
Community and voluntary groups are being encouraged by the Public Health Agency (PHA) to apply for a short-term funding programme which can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities, with a particular focus on improving mental