• Odyssey helps with journey of parenting your teenOdyssey helps with journey of parenting your teen

    A programme offering support to parents of young people aged 11-18 which aims to improve communication within the home will get under way next month in Belfast and the North-West.

  • Opportunity to take part in new mental health awareness programmeOpportunity to take part in new mental health awareness programme

    The Public Health Agency (PHA), in partnership with Action Mental Health (AMH), is encouraging participation in a new programme which focuses on raising awareness of mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

  • Spring cleaning health and safety tipsSpring cleaning health and safety tips

    Each year in Northern Ireland more than 70 people die in home accidents and almost 70,000 visit their local accident and emergency departments seeking help as a result of accidents in the home.

    While most people’s spring cleaning to-do lists have more to do with mops and brooms than safety precautions, the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) are urging people to take steps to improve home safety when carrying out the spring clean.

    Hilary Johnston, Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Manager with the PHA, said: “More accidents happen in the home than anywhere else, so this year we are calling on people to consider adding a few tasks to the spring cleaning regimen that are aimed at keeping your home not only tidy but also safe and healthy.”

  • Importance of immunisation from pre-birth to teenage years highlightedImportance of immunisation from pre-birth to teenage years highlighted

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is marking European Immunisation Week (24–30 April 2016) by celebrating the excellent childhood immunisation uptake levels being achieved in Northern Ireland, but also reminding parents of the importance of immunisation. 

  • ‘Concert of Hope’ to be held in north Belfast‘Concert of Hope’ to be held in north Belfast

    A concert aimed at instilling hope and promoting good mental health will be held in an area of north Belfast that has been impacted by suicide.

    The ‘Concert of Hope’, featuring Gardiner Street Gospel Choir and singer/songwriter Brian Kennedy, will be held at the Sacred Heart Church in north Belfast.

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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.

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Latest

Birth to five

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 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 vi...

The Pregnancy Book

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - Publication

This book provides information on many aspects of pregnancy and a list of useful organisations.
It is available to first time expectant mothers resident in Northern Ireland through primary care services (antenatal clinics, GPs or health visit...

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) immunisation - Leaflet

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - Publication

This leaflet encourages uptake of the whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women. Cases of whooping cough are on the increase – by getting the vaccine while pregnant you can protect your baby

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) immunisation - Poster

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - Publication

This poster encourages uptake of the whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women. Cases of whooping cough are on the increase – by getting the vaccine while pregnant you can protect your baby.