Renfrew County Youth Network: What Renfrew County Youth Had to Say
December 12, 2018 ‐ An invitation to attend the December 17, 2018; Renfrew County Youth Network (RCYN) presentation, presented by two local youth, on the Renfrew County Youth Needs Assessment Report – “Walking in a Good Way: The Path to A Youth Engagement".
Cannabis: Your Family’s Health and Safety
November 22, 2018 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit is focused on preventing and reducing harms related to cannabis. We want you to be aware of the effects cannabis can have on your family’s health and safety
Protect Yourself, and Your Loved Ones
November 2, 2018 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit wants to remind the public that it’s flu season. The free flu vaccine is available to all people living, working or attending school in Ontario, who are six months of age or older.
Cannabis: Legal Does Not Mean Safe
November 2, 2018 ‐ Cannabis was legalized on October 17, 2018. In response to the legalization, Renfrew County and District Health Unit is focused on a prevention and harm reduction strategy.
Reports of Contaminated Cannabis in Renfrew Area
August 17, 2018 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit is warning the public that there may be contaminated cannabis circulating in the Renfrew area.
Infection Prevention and Control Lapse at a Stittsville Medical Clinic
July 31, 2018 ‐ An infection prevention and control lapse investigation by Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has identified that patients who had some minor surgical procedures at the Main Street Family Medical Centre, located at 1251 Stittsville Main Street, may have been exposed to improperly cleaned medical equipment. For more information regarding the extent of the lapse please visit: http://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/Modules/News/index.aspx?newsId=9c072336-c413-4007-a5b4-c8e5ac436bd9
Brush Up On The Facts – April is Oral Health Month
March 29, 2018 ‐ The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD), along with Public Health Units across Ontario, has launched an awareness campaign for Oral Health Month. The “Brush Up on the Facts: Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy” campaign is geared to parents and focuses on the impact dental health has on kids’ healthy growth and development and the free dental programs and services that are available for eligible kids 0-17.
Be Aware . . . Ticks May Be There
March 29, 2018 ‐ As the daytime temperature begins to rise, ticks become active looking for a blood meal. When outdoors - in environments like wooded areas, tall grasses and shrubs - be aware ticks may be there. You may be at risk of getting Lyme disease if bitten by an infected tick. Ticks have been found in Renfrew County and District for many years with a small number of them testing positive for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
Renfrew County and District Health Unit is encouraging everyone to be prepared for extreme cold weather events
December 29, 2017 ‐ Renfrew County and District Health Unit is encouraging everyone to be prepared for extreme cold weather events. Whenever temperatures drop dramatically below normal, staying warm and safe can become challenging.
Health Unit releases report on fall-related injuries and how to prevent them
December 15, 2017 ‐ Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults in Renfrew County and District. The report "Injuries Caused by Falls Among Older Adults in Renfrew County and District" highlights local falls prevention resources and what can be done to prevent falls among older adults.