Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. The government wants everyone to be able to make healthier choices, regardless of their circumstances, and to minimise the risk and impact of illness.
Link to the UK Public Health website https://www.gov.uk/government/topics/public-health
Northern Ireland Public Health Agency (PHA) was established in April 2009 as part of the reforms to Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland. It is the major regional organisation for health protection and health and social wellbeing improvement. Their role commits them to addressing the causes and associated inequalities of preventable ill-health and lack of wellbeing. They are a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional body with a strong regional and local presence.
Link to the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency
Official World Health Organization (WHO) health days
Although there are many ‘health days’ to promote important public health issues, many of which are supported by the World Health Organization and partners, the following link represents the official WHO health days as mandated by the World Health Assembly.
This link below gives a calendar of all upcoming national awareness events.