- The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit along with Eastern Ontario Health Unit are alerting local schools and communities that in recent weeks in our region there have been several overdoses and deaths from fake prescription opioid medications.
2017 Sewage Installers Information Meeting - April 5 & 6, 2017
Learn What's Proposed for the 2017 Ontario Building Code
Naloxone Kits Are Now Available
- Naloxone kits are now available at the Health Unit for people who are using opioids and their friends and families!
Tetanus Vaccine Information
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis and Polio (Tdap-IPV) Vaccine Factsheet
2016 Nutritious Food Basket Results
When money is tight, people are often forced to choose between paying for food and paying other bills, like rent. When meals are skipped, a person's nutritional health, learning and productivity decrease, and their risk of disease increases. See the Food Insecurity in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark 2016 infographic to learn more and get involved.
- Media Release: Health Unit's Annual Nutritious Food Basket Results put Cost of Basic Needs in the Context of Income
Where can you get your flu shot this year? The Health Unit will not be providing community flu clinics.
Call your health care provider or check the health team clinics listed
Visit one of many local participating pharmacies
Get information on influenza and flu vaccine
New Online Food Safety Disclosure System: INSIGHT
- Search Food Facility Inspection Results
2016 International Year of Pulses
- Media Release: 2016 International Year of Pulses
- These gluten-free ancient edible beans are high in taste, protein and fibre and low in cost, fat, and sodium. Go to Pulse Canada for recipes, nutrition information, history, education resources and more.
Zika Virus Information - Updated April 26, 2016
- Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health report the first positive case of sexually transmitted Zika Virus
- Learn more about the Zika Virus and Public Health Agency of Canada's Travel Advisory
Talking to Youth about Drugs
Tips on talking to young people about drugs including marijuana and prescription drugs
Tips on helping to prevent youth from taking drugs
Proud Partner of The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville
HKCC Leeds and Grenville Promotes Water Does Wonders
- Like The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville on Facebook!
Thinking of Quitting Smoking?
- Find Out All the Ways You Can Quit
Outbreak Status Report
- February 23, 2017 Outbreak Status Report
Every Kid in Our Communities of Leeds & Grenville Surveys
Triple P Awareness and Accessibility Survey
Making the Healthy Food Choice, the Easy Choice
Make the Healthy Food Choice the Easy Food Choice at Play and at School
More information on making the healthy food choice the easy choice
P.A.L.S. - Playground Activity Leaders in Schools
This program encourages all children to participate in activities at recess regardless of their gender, size or ability.
- Join our P.A.L.S. Facebook page!
The New Skin Cancer Prevention Act Now In Force
- Find out more information in our Sun Safety section
- Skin Cancer Prevention Act
The Health Unit is a Proud Partner of foodcoreLGL
Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Food Charter: Community Survey Results
- Go to foodcoreLGL.ca and endorse the charter!
Infant Feeding Survey
- Baby-Friendly Initiative Information
Up to Date Food Recalls
- Food Recall Alerts - High-Risk
Telephone Survey of Residents
- If you have been called by the Institute for Social Research, click here for more information.
Recent Press Release
Nasal Spray Naloxone Coming Soon!
In November 2016, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care announced that the Ontario Naloxone Program delivered by Public Health Units across the province would be switching from injectable Naloxone to the nasal spray Naloxone. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is given to someone who may be having an overdose from drugs known as opioids, this includes but is not limited to morphine, Dilaudid and Fentanyl. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unitís Revive program plans to start giving out the nasal spray Naloxone in early March.
HPV Vaccine Now Free for Men Under 27 in the LGBTQ Community
Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is a very common virus worldwide that can lead to cancer. In fact, HPV has been estimated to cause an average of 254 deaths and over one thousand cases of cancer in Ontario every year. Research shows that without immunization, about 75 per cent of sexually active Canadians will get an HPV infection in their lifetime.