Peterborough Public Health Launches New Website

Written by Communications, May 29, 2018

Inspection Results and Online Course Registration Now Easier to Access

Today Peterborough Public Health (PPH) launched its new website in a move to make it easier for residents to access public health information and sign up for services. The web address remains the same at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

“It’s very exciting to launch a new website designed in consultation with the community to help online visitors quickly find the information they need about public health programs and services,” said Brittany Cadence, Communications Manager. “We know that more than half of our visitors access our website from their phones and tablets, so one of the first things people will notice is how mobile-friendly it is.”

Ms. Cadence explained that thanks to a one-time grant from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the Communications Team at PPH was able to completely overhaul the website in order to make it mobile-friendly, meet provincial accessibility standards and make it easier to connect with public health programs and services.

The new site features an “Inspections” link right on the home page where residents can quickly access the latest inspection and enforcement reports relating to food premises, tobacco retailers, drinking water advisories, public beaches and pools, and personal service settings (e.g. spas, tattoo parlours and tanning salons, etc.).  Residents can now also sign up online for Food Handler Courses as well, one of PPH’s most popular services that certifies approximately 1,200 people each year.

“We’re extremely grateful for the support of our local residents who not only posed for many of the amazing photos throughout the new site but provided valuable feedback through consultation sessions,” said Ms. Cadence, adding that it was imperative this new site effectively represented the entire population served by PPH which includes the County and City of Peterborough and Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations.

The new website, which also complies with the requirements of the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, was launched today to coincide with National AccessAbility Week which runs from May 27 to June 2, 2018.

Please enjoy the new website by visiting www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

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For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence, Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 391