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Statistics Canada to survey Peterborough households on health issues

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 30, 2015

November 30, 2015 Are you aware of the dangers of sun exposure or extreme weather? Do you know what Lyme disease is? Do you have access to dental care professionals? Do you get the annual flu shot? Statistics Canada will be conducting a survey on behalf of Peterborough Public Health between November 30 and December […]

‘Fresh from the Farm’ Healthy Fundraiser Raises Thousands for Local Schools

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 26, 2015

November 26, 2015 – Ontario Grown Food Helps Five Local Schools Raise Funds Skids of Ontario root vegetables and apples are arriving at five local schools this week, thanks to the ‘Fresh from the Farm’ fundraiser.  This afternoon, Edmison Heights Public School’s parent and student volunteers helped pack the Ontario potatoes, onions, carrots, sweet potatoes and […]

AON’s Smith Family Honours Matriarch Myrtle Smith with Lead Gift for Community Kitchen at Public Health

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 26, 2015

November 26, 2015 – Public Encouraged to Help Raise Remaining $73,000 to Build Unique Community Kitchen Designed to Reduce Food Insecurity The Peterborough Public Health will soon be home to the area’s only public health kitchen thanks to a generous lead gift announced today by AON’s Smith family. The Smith family made the donation in memory of […]

Public Health Arrives at Jackson Square!

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 23, 2015

November 23, 2015 – New Downtown Home a Boon for Public Health Today Peterborough Public Health opened its doors for the first time at its new home at Jackson Square, 185 King Street in downtown Peterborough. “This is a great day for the future of public health,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health.  “Now […]

November 11 Board of Health Meeting Summary

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 13, 2015

November 13, 2015 – To view the Board of Health meeting summary for the November 11, 2015 meeting click the image below:  

Good Things Coming to Community Health Programs at PCCHU’s New Jackson Square Location

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 13, 2015

November 13, 2015 – Improved Training Facilities for Food Programs and Other Services With Peterborough Public Health’s pending relocation to Jackson Square on 185 King St., staff from the many Community Health programs are excited about the new opportunities afforded by the new location. “We do a great deal of work with community partners, many of […]

New Report on Reportable Diseases Shows Increase of Chlamydia Cases in 2014

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 12, 2015

November 12, 2015 – Canada’s Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infection Accounts for 52% of All Local Reportable Disease Cases According to the annual snapshot of reportable diseases released today by Peterborough Public Health, the number of chlamydia cases in 2014 increased by 17%, halting a three-year trend of decreasing incidence of this common sexually-transmitted infection. […]

End of an Era: Public Health Says Goodbye to Dr. J.K. Edwards Building at 185 King Street

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 12, 2015

November 12, 2015 – Family of Dr. Edwards Joins Closing Ceremony In a moving tribute to the legacy of Canadian veteran and former Medical Officer of Health Dr. J.K. Edwards, the Peterborough County-City Board of Health said goodbye today to the building at 185 King Street that was named in his honour and served as […]

Move to Jackson Square Promises Better Learning & Consultation Environments for Food & Water Safety Programs

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 09, 2015

November 9, 2015 –  Food Handler Course Students to Enjoy State-of-Art Classrooms Public Health Inspectors at Peterborough Public Health are excited to offer food handling certification courses in modern, light-filled classrooms with state-of-the-art technology when they move to Jackson Square, located at 185 King St. in downtown Peterborough. “We look forward to creating a comfortable, […]

Final Board of Health Meeting & Closing Ceremony for Public Health’s Hospital Drive Location on Nov 11

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 06, 2015

November 6, 2015 – Location: Board Room, Peterborough Public Health, 185 King Street Media and the community are advised that the final Board of Health meeting to take place in Peterborough Public Health’s present location at 185 King Street will occur on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 4:45 p.m.  In honour of Remembrance Day and the […]

Peterborough Public Health Seeks Public Input for New Name

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Nov 03, 2015

November 3, 2015 – Residents Encouraged to Take Part in Online Survey The Peterborough Public Health (PCCHU) is exploring the idea of selecting a new name that better reflects the mission of the organization, the public health field, and the community. An important part of the process is public engagement, to ensure that the ideas […]