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ALERT: Fentanyl
Community Response

What's happening with the opioid crisis in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark?

Beware of Flooding
Learn How to Prepare

Get information and tips on how to prepare for possible flooding.

Nutrition Month
Eating Should Be Joyful

Take the fight out of food. Spot the problem. Get the facts. Seek support.

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

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Welcome to the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Website! We offer a wide range of services to promote healthy living, healthy growth and development, prevent illness and injury and control communicable diseases in the community. Services are available to individuals and groups of all ages in a variety of places. A referral is not needed for any service. We will continue to prepare, update and publish information for this site on a continuous basis. Please feel free to provide us with your feedback about our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Map

What's Happening?

Information About the Increase of Mumps Activity in Ontario
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New Ministry of Health Fact Sheet
- Mumps Patient Fact Sheet

New P.E.P. Resource for Health Care Professionals
- 5-Step Quick Reference P.E.P. - Clinical management of non-occupational and occupational exposure to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV

Opioid Community Response
- Drugs Containing Illicit Fentanyl found in Leeds Grenville - March 1, 2017
- Naloxone kits are now available at the Health Unit for people who are using opioids and their friends and families!
- Community Response February 22, 2017 - 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.
- New Ministry of Health Overdose Website

Nutrition Month Events
- Celebrate Nutrition Month with a local Registered Dietitian and learn more about local nutrition services and healthy eating.

2017 Sewage Installers Information Meeting - April 5 & 6, 2017
- Learn What's Proposed for the 2017 Ontario Building Code

Tetanus Vaccine Information
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis and Polio (Tdap-IPV) Vaccine Factsheet

Where can you get your flu shot this year? The Health Unit will not be providing community flu clinics.
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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

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
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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!
- HealthyKidsLG.ca

Thinking of Quitting Smoking?
- Find Out All the Ways You Can Quit

Outbreak Status Report
- March 28, 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

Baby-Friendly Initiative
- Infant Feeding Survey
- Baby-Friendly Initiative Information

Up to Date Food Recalls
- Food Recall Alerts - High-Risk

Telephone Survey of Residents
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If you have been called by the Institute for Social Research, click here for more information.

Recent Press Release

March 1, 2017 Alert: Drugs Containing Illicit Fentanyl

Fentanyl and drugs containing illicit fentanyl have been found within Leeds and Grenville. Illicit fentanyl is an opioid that is 100% pure and may be 10,000 times stronger than morphine. Illicit fentanyl alone, or mixed in with other street drugs such as cocaine, crystal meth, heroin and marijuana, or being sold as fake prescription drugs (e.g., Percocet or OxyContin), has a higher risk of causing a fatal overdose because;

  • A small amount can be fatal – as little as equivalent to 1 grain of salt;
  • There are varying levels of toxicity depending which illicit fentanyl is taken and how much is present; and
  • People may not be aware that they are consuming it as it can be disguised as other drugs.
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Take the Fight Out of Food this Nutrition Month!

Spot the problem. Get the facts. Seek support. Eating should be joyful, not a source of frustration and confusion. Food fights include challenges such as finding credible nutrition information, dealing with children’s food jags, eating related to stress, or digestive problems.

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