The PHA is part of health and social care in Northern Ireland. Our aim is to address the causes and associated inequalities of preventable ill-health and lack of wellbeing. We are the major regional organisation in Northern Ireland for health protection and health and social wellbeing improvement. 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 comprising: Public Health, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, HSC Quality Improvement and Operations. Our corporate and business plans reflect these arrangements and our purpose as an organisation.
The PHA is a regional organisation, currently comprising 459 full and part-time members of staff.