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
Ahead of National Eye Health Week (18–24 September 2023), the Public Health Agency (PHA) is highlighting the importance of looking after your eyes at all stages of life and the steps you can take to protect your vision. Dr Jackie McCall, Consultant
A planned and targeted autumn/winter vaccination campaign to help protect those most at risk from respiratory illnesses has been launched by the Public Health Agency (PHA). The life-saving vaccination programme, which will help protect the community
Families urged to talk about organ donation and confirm their decision as many patients wait for a lifesaving transplant- NewsToday (Monday 18 September) marks the start of Organ Donation Week, a national celebration of organ and tissue donation and transplantation which saves and transforms hundreds of lives each year. Organ donation is a most precious gift and the