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



  • pregnant? have your COVID-19 vaccinations

    Pregnant? Have your COVID-19 vaccinations (English and translations)

    - Publication
    This factsheet contains the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Please read this before your vaccination. A large print accessible version is available below as a Word document. A Braille format of
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    Advice on car sharing (English and translations)

    - Publication
    This leaflet advises against car sharing during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides advice on how to reduce the risk if you have to car share. Translations are available to download below. Please note that the translations are of a previous version of
  • winter falls

    Reduce your risk of falls at home this winter

    - News
    This winter, the Public Health Agency (PHA), in partnership with councils across Northern Ireland is encouraging everyone to take measures to reduce the risk of falls at home. Falls can be very serious, resulting in pain, injury and sometimes death

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