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Posted Tuesday, March 05, 2019

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...
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Posted Thursday, February 28, 2019

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,...
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Posted Thursday, January 03, 2019

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...
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Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018

NORTH BAY, ON - The Sharps Buy Back campaign, launched by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (“Health Unit”) in November was a success with over 17,300 used sharps (e.g. needles or syringes) returned in the month. As a result of the success, the Sharps Buy Back campaign will be extended throughout the month of December.
Sharps Buy Back is an initiative launched by the Health Unit to collect sharps while promoting the safe handling of used sharps.  The initiative...
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Posted Friday, November 09, 2018

North Bay, ON- The City of North Bay will soon see a major boost in active transportation with a new project designed to encourage students to walk and wheel to school. The two-year project will work with up to 10 schools across local school boards.  It will encourage families to choose active transportation to and from school as a viable option for their children, as well as address road safety through infrastructure improvements and skills development.
“To improve overall health,...
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