• If you are aged 70 or 78 it’s time for your shingles vaccine If you are aged 70 or 78 it’s time for your shingles vaccine

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 and 78 years old that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

    The vaccine will help protect them against this common and painful disease and its complications. 

  • Free home safety checks helping older peopleFree home safety checks helping older people

    Over 65s are being offered free home safety checks thanks to a Public Health Agency (PHA) partnership with Belfast City Council, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Bryson Energy.

  • #STILLME dementia campaign launch#STILLME dementia campaign launch

    A new dementia campaign #STILLME was launched yesterday [Tuesday 20 September] to raise awareness of the signs of dementia, and to reduce stigma and fear about the condition.

    The campaign features local people living with a dementia talking about how their condition affects them. The first phase of the campaign will run until the end of October and highlights the ways in which we can support and be more inclusive of a person living with dementia. The second phase will run throughout December and January and will focus on possible signs of dementia and the benefits of a timely diagnosis.

  • Flu vaccination can offer protection across the generationsFlu vaccination can offer protection across the generations

    Autumn marks the official start of the seasonal flu vaccination programme for 2016/2017, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to ensure that all eligible family members get the free flu vaccine when offered it.

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

    During National Eye Health Week (19 – 25 September) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone of the importance of good eye health and the need for everyone to have their eyes tested every two years.

    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.

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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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If you are aged 70 or 78 it’s time for your shingles vaccine

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - News

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 and 78 years old that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

The vaccine will help protect them against this common and painful disease and its complications.

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Free home safety checks helping older people

Monday, 26 September 2016 - News

Over 65s are being offered free home safety checks thanks to a Public Health Agency (PHA) partnership with Belfast City Council, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Bryson Energy.

Through the Belfast Handyperson Home Safety & Repai...

‘Break the silence, reach for help’

Monday, 26 September 2016 - News

‘Break the silence, reach for help’ is an initiative being launched today to highlight the support that is available for family members who are affected by a loved one’s drinking and/or drug misuse and encourage them to get help in their own right...

#STILLME dementia campaign launch

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - News

A new dementia campaign #STILLME was launched yesterday [Tuesday 20 September] to raise awareness of the signs of dementia, and to reduce stigma and fear about the condition.