What we do
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is responsible for providing health protection and health and social wellbeing improvement to every member of every community in Northern Ireland. We are committed to addressing the causes and associated inequalities of preventable ill-health and lack of wellbeing.
The Public Health Agency was established in April 2009 as part of the reforms to Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland. We are a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional body with a strong regional and local presence.
The PHA operates under a framework of three functional areas: Public Health, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, and Operations, in order to carry out our mandate to safeguard public health, promote public health and social welfare, and reduce inequalities in health and social wellbeing. Our corporate and business plans reflect these arrangements and our purpose as an organisation. Access our Directorates and Service Areas here
This leaflet describes the importance of getting two doses of the MMR vaccine and who is eligible for routine vaccination. It also explains how to catch up if you think you have missed one or both doses.
This leaflet is used to support the Northern Ireland breast screening programme and help women decide whether to attend breast screening. This is also available in audio format by clicking here . The translations are of the 2014 leaflet.
This leaflet is used to support the Northern Ireland breast screening programme and describes how women should check their breasts regularly for any changes that are new to them This is also available in audio format by clicking here . The