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
Accidents are the main cause of death for children post-infancy, with many occurring in the home. During Child Safety Week (7-13 June) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is raising awareness of accidents that can happen in the home and providing helpful
As we emerge from lockdown the Patient and Client Council and the Public Health Agency are launching a wide ranging feedback gathering initiative to hear from the families of care home residents on their experience of visiting homes under the new
Community and voluntary groups are being encouraged 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 and emotional wellbeing. The