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Free Flu Shot Clinics for Families with Children Under 5 Years

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 30, 2014

October 30, 2014 – Public Health Reminds Parents Young Children at Higher Risk of Complications from the Flu The Peterborough Public Health is running a series of Saturday flu shot clinics at no charge from November to January to ensure local children are protected from catching – and sp reading – influenza.   While more than 40 […]

Honouring Healthcare Worker Flu Shot Champions

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 21, 2014

October 21, 2014 – Overall Healthcare Worker Average Vaccination Rate at Local Long-Term Care Homes is 81% Today the Medical Officer of Health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra commended local healthcare workers for receiving provincial recognition for keeping patients safe by achieving strong influenza immunization rates last year at their facilities. “We are very proud of the efforts of […]

Backgrounder: Mental Health Landscape of Peterborough

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2014

October 16, 2014 – Mental health issues are a growing concern in our community.  In 2013, there were over 3,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits at PRHC related to mental health disorders and this number has been on the rise since 2009.  In fact, over the past decade the average number of ED visits related to […]

Let’s Make Health a Priority This Election

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2014

October 16, 2014 – Public Health Launches Public Health Primer for Voters Today Peterborough Public Health launched a new document entitled “Let’s Make Health a Priority” to help voters understand how municipal policies affect public health. “Municipalities pay for 25% of all public health spending, so they can have a big impact on important issues such […]

Wishing You a Safe and Enjoyable Thanksgiving Dinner!

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 10, 2014

October 10, 2014 – Ensure Proper Food Handling to Prevent Illness The Peterborough Public Health would like you to enjoy a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.  One way to ensure this is through safe food handling methods.  In general, the most popular choice for a Thanksgiving dinner is turkey.  “Poultry can contain harmful bacteria such as […]

Is Your Workplace Psychologically Healthy?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 09, 2014

October 9, 2014 –  October 29 Workshop Helps Employers Comply with National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace The Peterborough Health at Work Committee and the Peterborough Chapter of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), are jointly hosting the “Guarding Minds at Work” workshop on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. “There are 13 psychosocial […]

Area’s First-Ever Active Transportation and Health Indicators Report Launched Today

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 02, 2014

October 2, 2014 – A significant public health milestone took place today with the release of the first-ever Active Transportation and Health Indicators Report for Peterborough City and County. A joint project of the City of Peterborough, GreenUP, and Peterborough Public Health, this 158-page report highlights the factors influencing rates of active transportation in our community […]

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week October 1-7

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 01, 2014

October 1, 2014 – Families Invited to Annual Record-Breaking “Latch On” Event on October 4 at Galaxy Theatres This year in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, from October 1-7, 2014, Peterborough Public Health together with the Peterborough Breastfeeding Coalition has planned a community event to promote the unparalleled health benefits of breast milk for babies. On Saturday, […]

National “Shout-Out” for Peterborough’s Access to Recreation Project

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 01, 2014

October 1, 2014 – Canadian Sport for Life Publishes Feature Article Celebrating Local Access to Recreation Leadership Initiative The success of Peterborough County and City’s efforts to improve access to recreation for local residents is in the national spotlight following the publication of a feature online article today by Canadian Sport for Life. “It’s wonderful to […]