Creative Kids Infection Control Campaign – Due November 10th
- Encourage your JK to Grade 8 kids to send in designs or stories about keeping healthy; check out the details here.
NutriSTEP®: Nutrition Questionnaire for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Curious about your child’s eating habits? The NutriSTEP® questionnaire looks at your child’s eating, physical activity and screen time habits. Complete the questionnaire to get tips and tools for the whole family on healthy eating, healthy growth, feeding and mealtimes, meal planning, physical activity and more!
Do you work with toddlers and /or preschoolers? Find out how you can partner with the Health Unit to offer the NutriSTEP® program.
Are your child’s vaccines up to date? Vaccines protect children from diseases that can spread easily in schools and daycare centres.
- Check out what vaccines your child needs for school
- Information about school and daycare vaccination
Online Food Safety Disclosure System: INSIGHT
- Search Food Facility Inspection Results
- Media Release: Food Establishment Inspection Information is Available Online
- Fill out this brief survey and tell us what you think about INSIGHT.
Information About the Increase of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in the Area
Media Release - Check Your Immunizations - Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Advisory
Pertussis Fact Sheet from PHAC
Information About the Increase of Mumps Activity in Ontario
New Ministry of Health Fact Sheet
Mumps Patient Fact Sheet
Opioid Community Response
- August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day
- 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!
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
Tetanus Vaccine Information
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis and Polio (Tdap-IPV) Vaccine Factsheet
Zika Virus Information
- 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
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
- October 23, 2017 Outbreak Status Report
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
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
Presence of West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Our Area
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has been actively monitoring mosquitoes for West Nile Virus this season. Recent sampling has identified positive mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus. Earlier this season, neighbouring health units including Ottawa, Eastern Ontario (Cornwall) and KFLA (Kingston) Public Health have identified positive mosquitoes.
Health Unit Issues Heat Warning
Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, has issued a Heat Warning because of the high heat and humidity that is in the forecast over the next few days. Temperatures and humidex levels are will be high beginning today and are expected to continue throughout the weekend. A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death.