Local Public Health Officials Monitoring Novel Coronavirus Situation

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 04:03 PM

Huron Perth Public Health is working with the Ministry of Health, Health Canada, and local partners and stakeholders to monitor the novel coronavirus situation.

“While there are two presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus in Ontario, the risk to Ontarians and our residents remains low at this time,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “The public health risk is continually being reassessed as new information becomes available, and we will let residents know if the risk level...

New Huron Perth Public Health Launches with Inaugural Board Meeting

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...

Seniors Dental Care Program Launches in Perth County

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...

Health Unit and volunteers bring Red Scarf to Blyth December 2

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....

Start your Quit Story this National Non-Smoking Week

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.