• Aneurysm screening programme successAneurysm screening programme success

    The Northern Ireland Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme has published its first annual report highlighting the programme success, with 81% of the men invited attending for a scan. The report has been produced by the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust on the programme, which is available across Northern Ireland.

  • Switch off, step out and take your first steps to better healthSwitch off, step out and take your first steps to better health

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging everyone to switch off the telly, pull on your walking shoes and take the first steps to better health, after figures revealed that almost half of adults in Northern Ireland are sitting in front of the TV for more than two hours per day.

    Reduced activity, combined with a poor diet, can lead to becoming overweight or obese. 

  • Pack a healthy snack for kids’ best start to schoolPack a healthy snack for kids’ best start to school

    As parents take to the shops thinking about what to pack in their children’s lunchboxes for the new school term, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging them to choose healthier options for a better break time.

    Leaflets on packing a healthy break are being sent out to pre-schools
     and the message is to steer clear of fizzy drinks and snacks high in added sugar, fat and salt, and to remember that children only need kid-sized portions.

  • Shingles vaccination programme launched for people aged 70, 78 and 79Shingles vaccination programme launched for people aged 70, 78 and 79

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is today launching the second year of the shingles vaccination programme, available from 1 October 2014, for all people aged 70 and a catch-up programme for people aged 78 and 79 years old to help protect against the common and painful skin disease and its complications.

  • City Council joins Breastfeeding Welcome Here schemeCity Council joins Breastfeeding Welcome Here scheme

    Belfast City Council has become the latest organisation to join the Public Health Agency’s Breastfeeding Welcome Here scheme, a Northern Ireland-wide programme to increase the number of premises which welcome breastfeeding mums.

    Belfast City Hall, along with 35 other council-run buildings, including community and leisure centres, have just signed up to the initiative, bringing the total number of popular local attractions, businesses and council facilities across Northern Ireland to 389.

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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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Switch off, step out and take your first steps to better health

Monday, 22 September 2014 - News

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging everyone to switch off the telly, pull on your walking shoes and take the first steps to better health, after figures revealed that almost half of adults in Northern Ireland are sitting in front of the...

Switch off, step out and take your first steps to better health

Monday, 22 September 2014 - News

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging everyone to switch off the telly, pull on your walking shoes and take the first steps to better health, after figures revealed that almost half of adults in Northern Ireland are sitting in front of the...

Aneurysm screening programme success

Monday, 22 September 2014 - News

The Northern Ireland Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme has published its first annual report highlighting the programme success, with 81% of the men invited attending for a scan. The report has been produced by the Public H...

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme annual report

Monday, 22 September 2014 - Publication

This inaugural annual report for the Northern Ireland Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme (produced jointly by the Public Health Agency and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust) looks back on a successful first year for the pro...