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



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    COVID-19 - how to reduce the spread within your home

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    The PHA has developed an infographic to show the steps you need to take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 virus within your home and how to reduce the risk of spreading the virus in your household if you have tested positive.
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    Keeping Well at Home booklet

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    The Keeping Well at Home booklet is specifically targeted at those older people who are having to stay at home during COVID-19. It contains practical information on simple exercises to do at home, as well as advice on staying safe – from what to do
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    Quality Standards for Services Promoting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention

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    These standards will apply to all organisations providing mental & emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention services which are funded by the PHA.If you require further details on the PHA Quality Standards, please contact Brenda Morris at the CLEAR

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