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Greater Access to Family Health Info and Services When Public Health Moves to Jackson Square

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 30, 2015

October 30, 2015 – Public Health Doors to Open at 185 King St. on November 23 When Peterborough Public Health moves into Jackson Square in a few weeks, residents will enjoy greater access to public health information and some services geared to families. “We look forward to raising the profile of our family health programs and […]

Forum Reveals Public Health Benefits of Shade

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 30, 2015

October 30, 2015 – 60+ Gather to Start a Shade Movement More than 60 local community planners, environmentalists and health experts gathered today to learn about the impressive public health benefits of shade. “Increasing the amount of tree shade in our community contributes to better long term health in so many ways, not to mention helps […]

Medical Officer of Health Changes Last Name to Salvaterra  

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 26, 2015

October 26, 2015 – The Peterborough Public Health would like to announce that the Medical Officer of Health has changed her name from Dr. Rosana Salvaterra to Dr. Rosana Salvaterra.  The reason for this name change is that she has simply decided to start using her married name.  The Public Health wants to help the community […]

Dozens of Women Partake in Triple Integrated Cancer Screening Day

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 24, 2015

October 24, 2015 – Event Highlights Importance of Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer Screening for Local Residents Today dozens of local women enjoyed a little pampering and fun while undergoing a day of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening in a unique event designed to increase local cancer screening rates. Entitled “The Cancer Screening Day: A […]

Board of Health October 14 Meeting Summary

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2015

October 16, 2015 – To view the Board of Health meeting summary for the October 14, 2015 meeting click the image below:

Poverty and Hunger a Problem in Peterborough  

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2015

October 15, 2015 – Public Health Releases 2015 Report “Limited Incomes: A Recipe For Hunger” At the Board of Health meeting earlier this week, Peterborough Public Health released its annual Limited Incomes: A Recipe For Hunger report based on the recent Nutritious Food Basket survey.  This year’s report shows once again, that people living on […]

2014-2015 Influenza Vaccine Rates for Local Healthcare Workers

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 15, 2015

October 14, 2015 – Average Vaccine Coverage Rates for Long Term Care Homes is 79% Today Peterborough Public Health reported the rates of seasonal influenza vaccine uptake by healthcare workers (HCWs), including those who work in long-term care homes, retirement residences, the hospital, and at Public Health. “I am concerned about the low staff immunization rates […]

Board of Health Meets October 14

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 09, 2015

October 9, 2015 – Location: Peterborough City Hall, Council Chambers The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Peterborough City Hall, 500 George St. North. To download the agenda and the online board package, please […]

Wishing You a Safe and Enjoyable Thanksgiving Dinner!

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 08, 2015

October 8, 2015 –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 […]

Do You Trust Your Canary?

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 07, 2015

October 7, 2015 – October 28 Workshop to Help Employers Promote Civility and Respect at Work The Peterborough Health at Work Committee in partnership with the Human Resources Professionals Association, Peterborough Chapter is co-hosting a half-day workshop on civility and respect in the workplace entitled “Trust Your Canary: Tackling the Incivility Challenge” on October 28, 2015 […]

Food For Kids Honours Minute Maid for 19 Years of Supporting Healthy Students

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 06, 2015

October 6, 2015 – Donations Make a Difference to Local Student Nutrition Programs Minute Maid staff was on hand this morning at St. John Catholic Elementary school serving food to students at the breakfast program.  The special event recognized Minute Maid, who has been supplying our local breakfast programs in Peterborough and County with free, 100% […]

New Report Shows Food Insecurity a Growing Concern for Peterborough

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 06, 2015

October 6, 2015 – Researchers Say Now is the Time for New Approaches A new report entitled Food Access, Housing Security and Community Connections: A Case Study of Peterborough, Ontario was released today by Carleton and Trent University academics, in association with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at Wilfrid Laurier University. The report concludes that […]