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
This information leaflet is for parents of 5 to 11 year olds who will receive the COVID-19 vaccination, either because they are at high risk or because they live with someone who has a severely weakened immune system. It explains about the vaccine
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.
Information for women who were either unable to have or unable to complete breast screening x-rays (mammograms)- PublicationThis leaflet is for women who were either unable to have or unable to complete breast screening x-rays (mammograms). It provides information on why this might have been what they should do next.