With These Hands Campaign

With These Hands is an awareness campaign highlighting why public health is important and beneficial for our community. The mission of Public Health Units (PHUs) is to promote and protect population health. PHUs partner with community members and organizations to advocate, develop evidence-based policies, and provide programs and services for a range of health topics. With These Hands showcases how members of our team work towards our vision of healthy communities.

Disclaimer: With These Hands is not representative of our entire team at PPH as participation was voluntary in nature.

With These Hands can be found on our social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

Is your PHU interested in running a With These Hands campaign?

Please contact Sarah Gill, A/ Communications Manager at 705-743-1000, ext. 352 or sgill@peterboroughpublichealth.ca


Lauren, Registered Dietitian

With these hands - Lauren, Registered Dietitian 

With these hands… I advocate for income solutions to prevent food insecurity. I advocate for access to nutritious, safe, and culturally appropriate food. I bring people together to build food security in our community. Click here to learn more.  #ThisIsPublicHealth


Evan, Health Promoter, Family and Community Health

With these hands… I have trained hundreds of people to use naloxone kits. I am helping build a community-wide response to the drug poisoning crisis. I encourage the community to step up and save lives. Click here to learn more. #ThisIsPublicHealth


Laura, Community Worker, Nutrition Promotion, Family and Community Health

With these hands - Laura, Community Worker

With these hands… I help residents access healthy foods. I helped fill 5,743 food boxes with fresh vegetables and fruit last year. I prevented $19k worth of fresh produce from being plowed over. Click here to learn more. #ThisIsPublicHealth


Ganesh, Public Health Inspector

With these hands - Ganesh, Public Health Inspector

With these hands… I teach food safety training to help community members get their Food Handler certification. I provide information on food safety regulations and nutrition. Click here to learn more.  #ThisIsPublicHealth


Cathy, Certified Dental Assistant

With these hands - Cathy, Certified Dental Assistant

With these hands… I help our clients on their path to better oral health. I assist our dentists in making every procedure smooth and comfortable for our clients. Click here to learn more.  #ThisIsPublicHealth


Martha, Public Health Nurse, School Team

With these hands - Martha, Public Health Nurse

With these hands… I partner with schools and childcare services to keep children safe and healthy. I encourage healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellness, and more. Click here to learn more. #ThisIsPublicHealth


Pete, Community Worker, Nutrition

With these hands - Pete, Community Worker, Nutrition

With these hands… I have taught hundreds of young and/or single parents in our community how to cook healthy and affordable meals. With these hands I am happy to help. Click here to learn more. #ThisIsPublicHealth


Sue, Diane & Susan, Public Health Nurses, Sexual Health Program

With these hands - Sue, Diane & Susan, Public Health Nurses

With these hands… we offer safe, inclusive, in-person visits to test for STIs and provide birth control. We educate and follow up. We protect and care for our community members. Click here to learn more. #ThisIsPublicHealth


Maiah, Health Promoter, Communications

With these hands - Maiah, Health Promoter

With these hands… I write media releases about current health risks and safety recommendations. I ensure messaging is accurate, digestible, and sent out promptly to meet the needs of our community. Click here to learn more. #ThisIsPublicHealth


Kate, Public Health Nurse, Family and Community Health Team

With these hands - Kate, Public Health Nurse

With these hands… I am working to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in our community. I am gathering evidence and advocating for a provincial strategy to address this important topic. Click here to learn more. #ThisIsPublicHealth


Tess, Health Promoter, Family and Community Health

With these hands - Tess, Health Promoter

With these hands… I promote harm reduction to help prevent drug poisonings and other drug-related harms in our community. I advocate to end the stigma around mental health and substance use. Click here to learn more. #ThisIsPublicHealth


Janet, Health Promoter, Foundations Standards

With these hands - Janet, Health Promoter

With these hands… I advocate for healthy built and natural environments. I provide community members, partners, and local municipalities with current, evidence-based design strategies that support community health and wellness. Click here to learn more. #ThisIsPublicHealth


Laura, Public Health Nurse, Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

With these hands - Laura, Public Health Nurse

With these hands… I support children’s growth and development. I teach prenatal education and provide breastfeeding support. I run programs that promote maternal mental health. Click here to learn more.  #ThisIsPublicHealth


Chantal, Public Health Inspector

With these hands - Chantal, Public Health Inspector

With these hands… I inspect new installations of sewage systems. I teach residents how to maintain on-site sewage systems. I keep our community safe from improper sewage disposal. Click here to learn more. #ThisIsPublicHealth


Magda, Certified Dental Assistant

With these hands - Magda, Certified Dental Assistant

With these hands… I assist Dental Hygienists with school dental screening to promote and protect children’s oral health. I educate about the importance of oral health for children’s overall health and future. Click here to learn more. #ThisIsPublicHealth