Message From the Medical Officer of Health & the Chair of the Board of Health
The Board of Health and Health Unit staff are very proud to provide services that are focused on improving the things that are most important to health.
Our services include working with people to ensure access to safe and nutritious foods and safe drinking water; enabling people to be more physically active; helping mothers to keep their newborn babies and themselves well; giving people the knowledge they need to avoid injuries; responding to community emergencies; helping youth avoid a lifelong addiction to tobacco; and providing the community with a report on its health.
This is a time of great change in Ontario public health. The ongoing development of Local Health Integrated Networks, the creation of a new provincial Ministry of Health Promotion, and planning for a new provincial public health agency are all activities the Health Unit is monitoring closely. Our strategic direction will reflect these changes while still honouring our commitment to quality service.
We are proud that our Health Unit continues to offer programs and services that reflect our mission: we work with the community to enhance, promote and protect health.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rani Tolton will be the Acting Medical Officer of Health and Joanne Pearce will be the Acting CEO until the Board of Health can find a full time MOH to work in both capacities.
Dr. Charles Gardner, MD, CCFP, MHSc, FRCPC Medical Officer of Health
Mr. Adrian VanSchie, Chair of the Board of Health
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