• PHA Annual report and accounts 2017-2018PHA Annual report and accounts 2017-2018

    The Public Health Agency Annual report 2017-2018 provides background information about the PHA, highlights its achievements buring the 2017-2018 financial year and provides and overview of work undertaken in priority areas within each directorate of the organisation.

    The full financial accounts are included in this report as is information on members of the PHA board.

  • Beware risk of carbon monoxide poisoning this summerBeware risk of carbon monoxide poisoning this summer

    Carbon monoxide (CO) can be a hidden killer during the summer months, and with many of us heading away on camping, caravanning or boating holidays, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging holidaymakers to be aware of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in enclosed spaces.

    While carbon monoxide is usually associated with domestic fossil fuel-burning appliances, incidents and even deaths can also occur in caravans and on boats.

  • Local communities encouraged to apply for PHA small grantsLocal communities encouraged to apply for PHA small grants

    Community and voluntary groups are being encouraged to apply for small grants which can be used to improve the mental and emotional wellbeing of local communities.

    Funding is being provided by the Public Health Agency (PHA) for a small grants scheme to address the themes of Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing, Suicide Prevention and Self-Harm.

  • Public health ‘revolution’ at heart of NHS success at 70Public health ‘revolution’ at heart of NHS success at 70

    As the National Health Service marks its 70th birthday, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is celebrating the dramatic improvement in the health of our population over the past seven decades, from an era where polio and TB blighted society to one where we enjoy free comprehensive vaccination and screening programmes to help prevent and detect illness. 

  • Report aims to empower communities and improve livesReport aims to empower communities and improve lives

    Working closely with local communities to tackle health inequalities and help everyone live healthier lives is the central theme of a report published today as part of the work progressing under the Health and Social Care Transformation Programme. 

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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.

Public Health

Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Operations

Latest

DAMIS (Drug and Alcohol Monitoring and Information System) Activity Reports

Friday, 6 July 2018 - Publication

DAMIS (Drug and Alcohol Monitoring and Information System) is an “early warning system” designed to identity, verify and assess emerging threats and potential trends in drug and alcohol misuse.

Local communities encouraged to apply for PHA small grants

Thursday, 5 July 2018 - 11:42am - News

Community and voluntary groups are being encouraged to apply for small grants which can be used to improve the mental and emotional wellbeing of local communities.

Funding is being provided by the Public Health Agency (PHA) for a small gran...

Public health ‘revolution’ at heart of NHS success at 70

Wednesday, 4 July 2018 - 1:06pm - News

As the National Health Service marks its 70th birthday, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is celebrating the dramatic improvement in the health of our population over the past seven decades, from an era where polio and TB blighted society to one wher...

Notifications of Infectious Diseases

Monday, 2 July 2018 - Publication

Notification of Infectious Diseases (NOIDS) (Current weekly total of notifications of infectious diseases in the past four weeks along with the cumulative total for the current year compared with corresponding periods)...