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A Fitter Future for All- Framework launched

Obesity is a modern lifestyle epidemic that is threatening our health and well-being.This was the key message delivered by Health Minister Edwin Poots at the launch of The Framework for Preventing and Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Northern Ireland ...

End of life trajectories across conditions

The findings of Pinnock and colleagues’ study on the longitudinal perspectives of people with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have implications for other non-malignant conditions.To read the 'BMJ' news article in full . 10.14 ...

Sunbeds campaign poster

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Quit Kit Poster

The Quit Kit promotional materials were developed as part of the smoking cessation campaign which highlights the range of support available and reinforces the message that quitting is achievable with the right support and motivation. Support highlighted i ...

I had bowel cancer but I didn't have any symptoms. That's why I'm urging you to take the test

This poster highlights the importance of taking the bowel cancer screening test which will be posted out to you if you are aged 60-71 years old. You are encouraged to look out for the kit as it could save your life. Public Health Agency Bowel Cancer, Scre ...

This one's got a phobia of doctors. Thankfully, you can do the bowel cancer test at home

This poster highlights the bowel cancer screening programme is being introduced for all 60 to 71 year olds. If you are in this age group a kit will be sent by post so you can do the test at home. You are encouraged to look out for the kit as it could save ...

Why did I take the bowel cancer test? It's simple, I've got a lot more living to do

This poster highlights the bowel cancer screening programme is being introduced for all 60 to 71 year olds. If you are in this age group a kit will be sent by post so you can do the test at home. You are encouraged to look out for the kit as it could save ...

Sixty to seventy-four? It's time you took the test for bowel cancer

This poster highlights the bowel cancer screening programme is being introduced for all 60 to 74 year olds. If you are in this age group a kit will be sent by post so you can do the test at home. You are encouraged to look out for the kit as it could save ...

Bowel cancer screening programme: Posters

The Public Health Agency's bowel cancer screening programme awareness campaign launch took place on Friday 3 February 2012 at PHA, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast. The public information campaign includes television, radio, press, outdoor advertising on buses ...

Shaping the future: applying therapy research to practice

In these challenging financial times the use of research as a basis for effective health and social care cannot be overstated. 'Shaping the Future', a joint Public Health Agency (PHA) and University of Ulster workshop (27 January) takes a fresh ...

Autism 2000- Donegal and Derry Autism Workshops

The report details the findings from a County Donegal workshop on the parents perspective of living with autism followed by one in Derry and a third to examine cross-border issues. Parents and Professionals and Autism (P.A.P.A.) P.A.P.A. Autism 2000 proje ...

A comparative analysis of educational provision for pupils with autism in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

The thesis examined the two systems of provision of special needs education, North and South, and how these deal with the issue of childhood autism. The strengths and weakness within the two jurisdictions are hedl up with the particular focus on the lesso ...

All-Island Centre for Autism- Launch Documents

Department of Education (NI), Department of Education and Science (Ireland) North/South Special Education Coordination programme Launch documents for the event marking the purchase of a building in Middletown, County Armagh, to house a new all-island Cent ...

A Happy and a Healthy 2012

Many of us start the New Year with the best of intentions to lose weight, get fitter and eat well. It's that sense of new possibilities and fresh beginnings that can also help motivate changes in lifestyle. The Public Health Agency (PHA) advises that ...

A New Year's Resolution- be smart about your drinking!

Now 2012 has arrived, the Public Health Agency is encouraging people to make a New Year's resolution to know their limits when it comes to alcohol, not to drink excessively and to cut back for a while, especially if the festive period led to a little ...

Poots launches £18m state-of-the-art Telemonitoring NI service

Health Minister Edwin Poots today marked the roll-out of a ground-breaking hi-tech scheme which will enable more patients to monitor their health in their own homes.Following funding of £18m from the Department of Health, the newly named Centre for Connec ...

Traveller Focus Week- improving health and wellbeing

Members of the Traveller community and their support organisations joined the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Health and Social Care Board at an event in Dungannon to mark Traveller Focus Week (5- 11 December) by sharing the progress made, and celebrat ...

Improving care for people with long term conditions: 'at a glance' information sheets for healthcare professionals

The Department has produced a series of information sheets for doctors,nurses, those delivering personal health budgets, allied health professionals, health trainers and anyone supporting individuals with long term conditions. The information sheets cover ...

Prevent type 2 diabetes by preventing obesity

In 2011 nearly 73,000 adults in Northern Ireland are registered as having diabetes. Many cases of diabetes are preventable and are the result of obesity. With this in mind, on World Diabetes Day, 14 November 2011, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encoura ...

Obesity- an acknowledged public health challenge

As we face a difficult economic climate, in which inequalities may worsen, the PHA faces many challenges in its efforts to improve the health of the population. One such challenge is the issue of obesity. Recently, in the Draft Programme for Government an ...

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