Welcome

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.

Directorates

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

Operations

Latest

  • vaccine call

    If you’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine you don’t need to be invited – book now

    - News
    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging everyone who is eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccine now; you don’t need to be invited. Over one million COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered in Northern Ireland since the Department of Health
  • Birth to five 2021 image

    Birth to five

    - Publication
    This book provides information on caring for children up to five years old and contact details for useful organisations. It is available to new parents resident in Northern Ireland through primary care services (antenatal clinics, GPs or health
  • Pregnancy book cover image 2021

    The Pregnancy Book

    - Publication
    This book provides information on many aspects of pregnancy and a list of useful organisations. It is given to expectant mothers resident in Northern Ireland through primary care services (antenatal clinics, GPs or health visitors).

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