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 and Long-Term Care, Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, Ministry of Child and Youth, Health Canada, and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and are brought to you by a qualified team of professionals including:

  • Age Friendly Coordinator
  • Community Outreach and Public Relations Officer
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Family Home Visitors
  • Planning & Evaluation Specialist
  • Program Assistants
  • Public Health Dietitians
  • Public Health Educators
  • Public Health Inspectors
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Public Health Nutritionist
  • Student Nutrition Program Coordinator
  • Tobacco Enforcement Officer
  • Youth Engagement Coordinator

Medical Officer of Health

Dr. David Colby, MSc., MD, FRCP(C)

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. Colby, 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

3 Comments on “About”

  1. We are reviewing our pandemic policy and procedures and would like to know if there is any guidelines around the number of N95 Respirators we should have on hand. We provide support to individuals with intellectual disabilities in a home setting and many have weakened immune systems. Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

  2. We would like to know the guidelines for an outdoor patios at a bar Only 10 people at a time-6 ft apart what other guidelines are there

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