Peterborough Public Health is proud to celebrate the Board of Health’s 130th anniversary in 2019. Historical records show that the inaugural meeting of the board took place in Peterborough on February 18, 1889. Since that time, community leaders and health professionals have worked together to achieve a number of remarkable milestones to protect and promote good health for local residents. These include early sanitation efforts, mass vaccination programs against polio, measles, and other infectious diseases, milk pasteurization, responding to the 2004 flood, and creating smoke-free spaces.
Several activities are being planned throughout 2019 to honour the important contributions of public health to the quality of life in our community over the past 130 years. Stay tuned to this webpage for further updates as details are finalized!