Each year Renfrew County and District Health Unit monitors food affordability in Renfrew County and District. Some people are unable to securely access food due to financial constraints, resulting in food insecurity. Food insecurity is a serious public health problem. See the Infographic.
Status of Mental Health in Renfrew County and District — July 2020 (PDF 78 pages)
Status of Mental Health in Renfrew County and District is part of a situational assessment to inform the planning of comprehensive, evidence-based mental health promotion programming at Renfrew County and District Health Unit. Mental health promotion efforts can increase self-esteem, coping skills, social connectedness and well- being. This contributes to the resiliency of individuals and communities when faced with mental health challenges.
Communities across Ontario are calculating a local living wage. This is the hourly rate a worker needs to earn to cover their basic expenses and participate in the community. In Renfrew County and District, the living wage rate for 2019 is $16.80 per hour.
Renfrew County Youth Needs Assessment Report, 2018 (English) (PDF 73 pages)
Rapport d’évaluation des besoins des jeunes du comté de Renfrew, 2018 (French) (PDF 84 pages)
The Renfrew County Youth Network (RCYN) with leadership from the Renfrew County and District Health Unit has been striving towards the development, implementation and sustainability of a Renfrew County Youth Engagement Strategy. The report provides survey feedback collected through online surveys and youth sharing circles of local youth aged 12-24 years of age.
Health Inequities in Renfrew County and District Report, 2018 (PDF 89 pages)
Some people in Renfrew County and District are less healthy and live shorter lives, not because of personal choice, but because of the circumstances in which they live. When differences in health are systematic, avoidable and unfair and have the potential to be changed or decreased by social action, they are called health inequities. See the report to learn more.
Infant Feeding in Renfrew County and District, November 2017 (PDF 30 pages)
This report summarizes results from our telephone surveys with new mothers about how they are feeding their baby. Mothers who consented to participate were telephoned when their babies were two weeks, two months, six months and one year of age. The report covers a two-year period: October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2016. Executive Summary (PDF 4 pages)
Injuries Caused by Falls Among Older Adults in Renfrew County and District, 2017 (PDF 28 pages)
This report describes what we know about fall-related injuries among older adults, and what we can do to prevent them. Readers are encouraged to use the practical information throughout the report to make a plan to prevent falls for themselves, their client or a loved one. Watch the report video and download the report Infographic.
2018 Public Health Notes, Vol 8 – Issue 1
This issue is a summary of reportable diseases in Renfrew County and District in 2017. It identifies trends in the incidence of selected reportable diseases, and practical information for health professionals about their prevention and management.
Review of Selected Public Health Performance Indicators, 2013
This report looks at six the 15 performance indicators in the 2011 – 2013 Accountability Agreements between the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long‐Term Care and Ontario’s 36 local public health agencies.