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



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    Seasonal flu vaccination public information campaign newsletter

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    This newsletter describes the elements of the PHA's public information campaign to promote uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine in 2020-21 for those who are eligible. The campaign focuses on the seriousness of flu, highlighting the potential
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    The flu vaccine - can you tell the myths from the truth?

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    This flyer addresses some of the common myths about the flu vaccine. It's more important this year than ever to get the flu vaccine if you're eligible because of the double threat of COVID-19 and flu so it's important that you know the truth, get the
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    Apples - getting to the heart of pressure ulcer staging

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    This poster has been created by Belfast HSC Trust and is supported by the Regional Pressure Ulcer Prevention Group led by the PHA. It is available for staff in any HSC organisation or the private/independent care home sector to download to assist

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