• Sarcoma Awareness Month – do you know what to look for?Sarcoma Awareness Month – do you know what to look for?

    July is Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is highlighting the key signs and symptoms of sarcoma cancer and is urging people to talk to their GP if they think something is wrong.

  • First awards for Personal and Public InvolvementFirst awards for Personal and Public Involvement

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) have awarded their first accolades for Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) in Health and Social Care.

    Four awards were handed out in categories for Quality and Safety, Service Improvement, Innovation and Involvement, and Best Involvement Story.

  • £2.25million funding to extend the Active School Travel Programme £2.25million funding to extend the Active School Travel Programme

    Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard and Health Minister Michelle O’Neill announced joint funding of £2.25million to extend the Active School Travel Programme until 2021.
    Sustrans has been awarded the contract to deliver the programme for the next five years which is jointly funded by the Department for Infrastructure and the Public Health Agency (PHA).

  • Encouraging clergy to look after their mental health Encouraging clergy to look after their mental health

    A new resource aimed at improving the mental health of the clergy is being distributed throughout Northern Ireland.

    The practical and helpful toolkit to promote emotional wellbeing amongst clergy has been produced by the suicide prevention group Flourish! 

    The Flourish! group includes Lighthouse Ireland, clergy from across the Christian churches in Northern Ireland, the Churches Community Work Alliance NI and the Public Health Agency (PHA).

  • Minister O’Neill addresses Personal and Public Involvement ConferenceMinister O’Neill addresses Personal and Public Involvement Conference

    Health Minister Michelle O’Neill attended the Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) conference ‘Involving you Improving Care: Our Involvement Story’.

    PPI is about involving ordinary people and local communities in the planning, commissioning, delivery and evaluation of the services they receive. It is about putting the service user first, enhancing service user choice, meeting demands and expectations, and ensuring views are heard and listened to.

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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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Are you packing a healthy lunch? (English and Irish)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - Publication

This booklet is designed to improve pupils' nutrition and implement healthier eating and drinking practices. It contains practical tips for parents, carers and children on how to pack an appetising, healthy lunchbox. The booklet has been...

Healthy breaks for schools poster (English and Irish)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - Publication

Guidance on healthy breaks for schoolchildren.

 

Healthy breaks for schools leaflet (English and Irish)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - Publication

Guidance on healthy breaks for schoolchildren.

 

Sarcoma Awareness Month – do you know what to look for?

Monday, 25 July 2016 - News

July is Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is highlighting the key signs and symptoms of sarcoma cancer and is urging people to talk to their GP if they think something is wrong.

Sarcomas are rare malignant t...