• PHA helps celebrate ‘I Am Research’ PHA helps celebrate ‘I Am Research’

    Each year the HSC R&D Division of the Public Health Agency, along with Health and Social Care (HSC) partners, celebrates the ‘I Am Research’ campaign to mark International Clinical Trials Day. This year the national campaign on 25 May is running in collaboration with additional celebrations around the NHS’s 70th birthday.

    ‘I Am Research’ aims to build awareness of health and care research and its benefits and celebrate how it has shaped, and is continuing to shape, the NHS/HSC and outcomes for patients. Patients, the public and health and social care research professionals will have a chance to shout about how fantastic research is and the positive impact it has on people’s lives. 

  • PHA promotes Take 5 steps to wellbeing in local council areas  PHA promotes Take 5 steps to wellbeing in local council areas

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) has hosted an event to promote good emotional health and wellbeing amongst the residents in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council areas.

    The community planning event held in the Valley Leisure Centre recently encouraged residents to build the Take 5 steps to wellbeing into their everyday lives.  

    The Take 5 Steps to wellbeing are: Connect, Be Active, Take notice, Keep learning and Give. Take 5 steps to wellbeing was developed by Belfast Strategic Partnership’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Group and is based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing, developed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF).

  • A-Level students urged to add MenACWY vaccine to the checklist ahead of universityA-Level students urged to add MenACWY vaccine to the checklist ahead of university

    With exam season in full swing, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging everyone currently doing A-Levels to think next about getting the meningococcal ACWY vaccine ahead of starting university in September.

  • Sun Awareness Week – be UV awareSun Awareness Week – be UV aware

    During Sun Awareness Week (14 to 20 May 2018) the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are reminding people to be ultraviolet (UV) radiation aware and take appropriate care in the sun according to the UV level. To help with this they are launching a new online UV radiation awareness animation.

  • Focus on rural mental health support at Balmoral ShowFocus on rural mental health support at Balmoral Show

    Living in the countryside brings many benefits but the particular challenges faced by rural communities can often have an impact on their emotional health and wellbeing, whether it’s as the result of rural isolation or the stresses of farming life. In order to raise awareness of the support that is available, the Lifeline service will have a presence at this year’s Balmoral Show.

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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

Notifications of Infectious Diseases

Tuesday, 22 May 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)...

A-Level students urged to add MenACWY vaccine to the checklist ahead of university

Monday, 21 May 2018 - News

With exam season in full swing, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging everyone currently doing A-Levels to think next about getting the meningococcal ACWY vaccine ahead of starting university in September.

Cervical cancer: it's best to take the test (English and 11 translations)

Thursday, 17 May 2018 - Publication

Testing for high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) as triage and test of cure was introduced into the Northern Ireland Cervical Screening Programme on Monday 28 January 2013. This policy change significantly altered the screening pathway for wome...

Focus on rural mental health support at Balmoral Show

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 10:49am - News

Living in the countryside brings many benefits but the particular challenges faced by rural communities can often have an impact on their emotional health and wellbeing, whether it’s as the result of rural isolation or the stresses of farming life...