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ALERT: Fentanyl
Community Response

How we can talk to our kids and what recreational users should know.

Beware of Ticks
Know What To Do

Get information on how to avoid tick bites and prevent Lyme disease.

2016 Nutritious
Food Basket Results

Food insecurity means not having enough money to buy nutritious food.

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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

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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.
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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

Fentanyl Community Response
- How we can talk to our kids and what recreational users should know

HPV Program Changes
- Changes to Ontario’s HPV Immunization Program for the 2016-2017 School Year

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
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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
- December 1, 2016 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!

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

Influenza Has Arrived in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties Health Unit Area

Influenza activity is approaching seasonal levels with many regions in Canada reporting increasing influenza activity. We have had our first individual diagnosed with influenza in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville with more individual diagnosed in our surrounding area. We have also had our first institutional outbreak of influenza A. The flu season usually lasts 6 to 8 weeks.

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Health Unit's Annual Nutritious Food Basket Results put Cost of Basic Needs in the Context of Income

A family of four with one full time minimum wage earner has $1148.00 left each month after paying for rent and food. That’s $1148.00 for other basics such as utilities, transportation, clothing, phone, toiletries, childcare, school needs and more. On Ontario Works the same family would have $435.00 left for other basics; the young man on Ontario Support Disability Program $203.00 and a woman over 65 who depends on Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement would have $604.00.

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