Public Health & 2018 Municipal Elections
Written by Communications, March 22, 2018
Municipal policies and bylaws affect local public health in many ways. Elected officials from Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, along with County and City Councils serve on the Board of Health and are responsible for implementing the Ontario Public Health Standards and guiding decisions to improve the public health of our communities. Municipalities also provide 25% funding towards all cost-shared public health services and programs.
Let’s Make Health a Priority is designed to help inform conversations with local candidates or other voters when discussing public health issues of greatest significance to our community.
Below you’ll also find several resources and evidence to help inform your voting decision on October 22, 2018. If you have further questions about the role of municipal policies in shaping public health, please contact us at 705-743-1000, ext. 391.
Public Health Reports:
Limited Incomes: A recipe for food insecurity (2017 report)
Low Income and its Impact on Health (2017 report)
Columns by Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health:
Overdose prevention sites save lives (March 2018)
Reports from Public Health Partners: