“Peterborough Public Health” Hits the Scene Today

Written by admin, June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016 –June 10 Community Open House to Launch New Brand

 Today our local public health agency officially changes its name to Peterborough Public Health to better reflect the population-level health programs and services it provides to residents in Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, and in the County and City of Peterborough.

“We’re proud of our new identity as Peterborough Public Health. Previously, I’d find that people were sometimes confused about which piece of the health care pie was ours. The new name has “public health” firmly embedded in our title so that our mandate to protect and promote the health of our communities is clear,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. “I’m especially grateful for the robust participation of hundreds of local residents who shared their insights about our name change and for the Board of Health’s leadership throughout this process.”

To celebrate the new name and its recent move to Jackson Square at 185 King St., Peterborough Public Health is holding a Community Open House on Friday, June 10 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. where it will reveal its new brand.  The event is open to everyone, and features light refreshments and guided tours of all three floors of its new location, including the newly minted Myrtle’s Kitchen for community food programs.  Guests can also check their child’s immunization status on site, and enjoy interactive displays on smoking cessation, sun safety and numerous other public health programs.  Presentations from senior officials will begin at 3:15 p.m.

“This is an exciting time for public health as we aim to raise our profile throughout the community as a key partner to help build a healthier future for all residents,” said Scott MacDonald, Chair of the Board of Health.  “We want residents to know we’re their best source for credible public health information and that we offer a wide range of programs and services to improve the living conditions of those in need for the benefit of all.  From health risk prevention to promoting healthy lifestyles, our staff work around the clock to keep our community safe and strong.”

With today’s name change Peterborough Public Health also introduces its new website URL www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca and all staff email address will also reflect the new domain @peterboroughpublichealth.ca.  Residents are encouraged to follow its new Twitter handle @Ptbohealth and Facebook page by searching “Peterborough Public Health”.

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For further information, please contact:

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