Information About the Increase of Mumps Activity in Ontario
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.
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
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
- 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
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
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.
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.