The switchboard number for the PHA’s Headquarters at Linenhall Street, Belfast has changed to 0300 555 0114. Click here for more information.


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



  • Front cover

    Director of Public Health Core Tables 2018 – Supporting the Director of Public Health Annual Report 2019

    - Publication

    The Director of Public Health’s Core Tables contain a range of demographic information such as estimated home population figures and projections, births information, fertility rates, death rates, information on life expectancy, immunisation rates,

  • Christmas drinking advice

    Alcohol advice this festive party season

    - News

    With the festive party season getting into full flow, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is on hand with some helpful advice and some safer drinking tips, if you choose to drink alcohol.

  • Keep warm, keep healthy

    Keep warm, keep healthy

    - Publication

    Three leaflets were produced to go into 'Keep warm' packs distributed to those who need a little extra help keeping warm during cold weather. There are separate packs for adults, families with babies and families with children.

  • Raymond Anderson

    Your local pharmacy is helping to keep antibiotics working

    - News

    Pharmacies here are stepping up their efforts to help keep antibiotics working in the fight against antibiotic resistance.