We Are CK Public Health.

Working Together to Build a Healthy Community!


Everyone in Chatham-Kent has the opportunity to reach their full potential for health and well-being.


Working together to deliver evidence-informed, equity focused programs and services. We protect and promote health and advocate for positive social change.


Dedication. Knowledge. Trust and Respect. Leadership. Innovation. Flexibility.

We provide programs and services to the citizens of Chatham-Kent in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards. These programs are provincially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Health Canada, and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and are brought to you by a qualified team of professionals including:

  • Community Outreach and Public Relations Officer
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Planning & Evaluation Specialist
  • Program Assistants

  • Public Health Educators
  • Public Health Inspectors
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Public Health Nutritionists
  • Student Nutrition Program Coordinator
  • Tobacco Enforcement Officer
  • Youth Engagement Coordinator

Medical Officer of Health

Dr. Mario Kangeswaren, MD, CCFP, MPH, MSc, Hons BSc

The Medical Officer of Health has the legislated responsibility to protect the health and well being of individuals and the community and to provide medical direction for clinical services and reports directly to the Chatham-Kent Board of Health.

The Medical Officer of Health provides medical direction and ensures that the mandatory public health program standards are in compliance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

To contact Dr. Kangeswaren, please call the CK Public Health at 519.352.7270 or by email at ckpublichealth@chatham-kent.ca.

Chatham-Kent Board of Health

The Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) includes important information regarding the governance of public health units including the definition of a Board of Health, and the role and mandate of a Board of Health.

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Annual Report

CK Public Health Annual Report

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