Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 02:53 PM
January 19 to 25 is National Non-Smoking Week and Huron Perth Public Health is highlighting ways local residents can get support to quit smoking for good.
Quit Smoking Support
“Quitting smoking can be hard, but it is possible” says Jaelyn Kloepfer, Public Health Promoter. “Support is available, and you are not alone in your journey to quit smoking.” Huron Perth Public Health offers:
- one-on-one counselling support
- free nicotine replacement therapy when eligible, and
- connections to community resources.
Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2020 03:09 PM
The new Board of Health of Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) met for the first time on January 2, 2020, in Clinton. Representation on the board is based on population and is comprised of nine municipal representatives (four from the County of Huron, two from Perth County, two from Stratford, one from St. Marys) and four provincial appointees, two representing Huron (still to be determined) and two representing the area of Perth County, Stratford and St. Marys.
“It was an exciting day for Huron and...
Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019 12:40 PM
Perth County - The new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) was launched by the Ontario government on November 20. The program provides free, routine dental services for low-income seniors, with the goal of keeping them healthy. In Perth County, OSDCP will be delivered by the Perth District Health Unit.
Seniors are eligible for the program if they:
- are 65 years of age or older
- are a resident of Ontario
- meet the income requirements:
- an annual net income of $19,300 or...
Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019 12:33 PM
The Red Scarf “Know HIV. No Stigma” campaign returns to Huron County on Dec. 2, 2019, this time in downtown Blyth.
The incredible advances in HIV/AIDS treatment, testing and prevention are still overshadowed by stigma around the subject. To help raise awareness and fight stigma, the Huron County Health Unit and volunteers hold a Red Scarf event every year on, or near, World AIDS Day Dec. 1.
Red Scarf is a movement that lets people know about the positive advances in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention....
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:25 AM
On December 31, 2019, a cluster of cases of pneumonia was reported in Wuhan, China, and the cause has been confirmed as a new coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans. This virus is now known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV.
The current situation is evolving. Huron Perth Public Health is working with our partners and stakeholders to monitor the situation.
Visit Public Health Agency of Canada for information