Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:15 AM
2018 CANNABIS SURVEY KEY FINDINGS RELEASED
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) has released eight key findings from their 2018 Community Cannabis Survey. The survey, which was conducted in the fall of 2018, received 961 responses from individuals aged 16 and older living in the Nipissing and Parry Sound districts.
Eight key findings:
- Survey respondents reported higher cannabis use than the local population.
- The majority of survey respondents who reported using cannabis first...
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:45 PM
Addressing Cuts to Public Health
For immediate release: April 16, 2019
The proposed restructuring of public health from 35 health units to 10 with governance changes and a targeted cost savings of $200 million will have a significant short and long-term impact on the health of those in our communities.
With the health care system transformation in motion, public health, in partnership with government, primary care, and municipalities, is well positioned to improve health outcomes for all. We are optimistic...
Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 05:15 AM
HEALTH UNIT OPENS 20 YEAR TIME CAPSULE TO RELIVE PUBLIC HEALTH HISTORY
North Bay, ON - The role of public health has changed over the last two decades and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit relived the changes as they opened their time capsule, created in 1998.
Changes big and small were found within the time capsule including pamphlets, flyers, blank client intake forms, newspaper articles, Canada’s Food Guide and food safety stickers, to name a few. One of the biggest changes was the...
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 06:15 AM
LOCAL DATA SHOWS 1 IN 7 HOUSEHOLDS ARE FOOD INSECURE BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY
One in seven households in the Nipissing and Parry Sound districts are food insecure, according to the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit). Food insecurity means a household does not have enough money to buy healthy food, highlighting low income as the underlying issue. Food insecurity ranges from worrying about running out of food, to relying on less healthy, lower cost foods, to skipping...
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2019 09:45 AM
Vaccinations Required for Students
According to the Immunization of School Pupils Act, students aged 4 to 17 must be vaccinated to attend school in the province of Ontario, or risk suspension. The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit), in conjunction with school boards across the Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts, is working to ensure that this legislation is followed.
The Health Unit has reviewed the vaccination records for all elementary and secondary students in their district....