OHS: Peterborough Counts reaches 25% of Campaign Goal

Written by admin, October 2, 2013

October 2, 2013 – The numbers are in for the Peterborough Counts-Ontario Health Study campaign, and since its launch two weeks ago, an additional 43 people have registered locally for this important research initiative, bringing it to 25% of its 11,000 goal.

“While we still have a ways to go to reach our 11,000 goal, I’m pleased to see the wave of interest in the Ontario Health Study starting to take hold in our community,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health and chair of the campaign. “We know that hundreds of people have received emails inviting them to sign up for the study, and I’m appealing to them to sign up today and help us build the momentum.”

The campaign team has attended a number of community events promoting the Ontario Health Study, presented to local service clubs, and sponsored media ads have begun on local TV and radio stations.  Upcoming recruitment drives are planned for the Peterborough Regional Health Centre and Peterborough YMCA.

The Ontario Health Study is a massive effort to get as many residents as possible to complete an online health questionnaire at www.ontariohealthstudy.ca and help create one of the largest health databanks in the world.  It will help researchers answer all sorts of pressing health questions related to the causes of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, asthma, and many other chronic illnesses.

For more information about the Ontario Health Study and to sign up, please visit www.ontariohealthstudy.ca or visit www.facebook.com/peterboroughcountsontariohealthstudy for regular updates and current sign totals.

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For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence
Communications Supervisor
(705) 743-1000, ext. 391