• £500,000 for physical activity programmes£500,000 for physical activity programmes

    More than £500,000 is being provided to community organisations in Belfast to promote physical activity and get more people moving across the city. 

    The Belfast Strategic Partnership, made up of the Public Health Agency (PHA), Belfast City Council (BCC) and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT), is providing £519,500 funding through its Get Active Belfast scheme for programmes which range from activities for people with health conditions and getting families active, to community gyms, youth programmes and getting active with Ulster Rugby.

  • Change in PHA advertising grant funding/procured servicesChange in PHA advertising grant funding/procured services

    From 1 October 2017,  the PHA will no longer advertise funding opportunities in regional or local newspapers.

    From this date, the PHA will advertise social care tender opportunities and grant funding awards on its websitewww.publichealth.hscni.net.

  • National Eye Health Week – your vision mattersNational Eye Health Week – your vision matters

    During National Eye Health Week (18 – 24 September) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone to have their eyes tested every two years and to be aware of the importance of good eye health and the steps to take to protect your vision.

    Dr Jackie McCall, Consultant in Public Health at the PHA, said: “Over 50% of sight loss is preventable, so ensuring that we all have regular eye examinations will help prevent, or limit, the damage caused by certain eye conditions.

  • Students urged to look after their mental health Students urged to look after their mental health

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is using the opportunity of the new academic year to raise awareness about student mental health and the support that is available.

    This month sees thousands of students heading off to university or college and although this it is an exciting time, it can also be a period of huge change.

    Fiona Teague, Health and Wellbeing Improvement Manager with the PHA, said that for many, starting a new course will mean living away from home for the first time.

    “It is really important that students are aware that taking care of your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health.

  • Advance Care Planning event at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace Advance Care Planning event at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace

    Advance Care Planning is a process through which individuals can plan ahead and make choices about their future. It is for anyone who wishes to plan ahead, whether they have a serious illness or not, and will be the focus for an event being held tomorrow [Wednesday 13 September] at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace.

    The event is being hosted by the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Health & Social Care Board (HSCB) in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, on behalf of the Regional Palliative Care programme – Palliative Care in Partnership, and will bring together organisations from outside the health and social care system to share information and help raise awareness of Advance Care Planning.

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The switchboard number for the PHA’s Headquarters at Linenhall Street, Belfast has changed to 0300 555 0114. Click here for more information.

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

Change in PHA advertising grant funding/procured services

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - News

From 1 October 2017, the PHA will no longer advertise funding opportunities in regional or local newspapers.

From this date, the PHA will advertise social care tender opportunities and grant funding awards on its website...

£500,000 for physical activity programmes

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - News

More than £500,000 is being provided to community organisations in Belfast to promote physical activity and get more people moving across the city. 

The Belfast Strategic Partnership, made up of the Public Health Age...

Students urged to look after their mental health

Monday, 18 September 2017 - News

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is using the opportunity of the new academic year to raise awareness about student mental health and the support that is available.

This month sees thousands of students heading off to university or college an...

National Eye Health Week – your vision matters

Monday, 18 September 2017 - News

During National Eye Health Week (18 – 24 September) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone to have their eyes tested every two years and to be aware of the importance of good eye health and the steps to take to protect your vision....