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



  • Dementia campaign posters

    Dementia campaign posters

    - Publication

    These posters support the 'Still Me' dementia advertsing campaign.


  • Stay sun safe on snow and sand

    Stay sun safe on snow and sand

    - News

    Sunscreen is one holiday essential that often gets left behind when people pack for a winter holiday, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are reminding people not to forget about the sunscreen during their winter ge

  • PHA and HSC Board issue drug safety warning

    PHA and HSC Board issue drug safety warning

    - News

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) are warning of the dangers of misusing benzodiazepines (benzos) and are urging those who feel unwell after taking them to seek medical help urgently.

  • The new and improved ‘Red Book’ launches for new parents

    The new and improved ‘Red Book’ launches for new parents

    - News

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) has just launched a revised version of the Personal Child Health Record also known as the ‘Red Book’.