Public Health Is A Return On Investment

Investing in public health is the smart and right thing to do! CKPHU would like to thank Canadian Public Health Association, in cooperation with the Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century and the Canadian Network of Public Health Associations who produced this short video.

Preparing your Student for Clinic Day

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  Your child may be feeling anxious about getting needles at school. The Public Health Nurses work to minimize the time the students are within the environment, and use other techniques to decrease pain and anxiety, in order to help the student through the process. Here are some ways for you to help your child prepare for the clinic day: … Read More

Upcoming Grade 7 School Immunization Clinic Dates

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Our vaccination clinics for Grade 7 students will continue at local schools in April and May to protect against Hepatitis B, Meningococcal Disease and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). These vaccines are only available free of charge from CK Public Health; they are not available from your doctor. Only those students with signed and completed consent forms can receive these shots. If … Read More

5 Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Lyme Disease

Reduce the risk, target ticks!

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria spread by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. The best way to protect yourself from Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. Here are five things you can do to reduce your chances of Lyme disease: 1. Cover up! Wearing long sleeved shirts and pants keeps ticks off your skin where they can … Read More

Why are there so many chicken nugget recalls?

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Have you been hearing lots about breaded chicken product recalls and are you beginning to wonder how they can make people sick? You might often think that breaded chicken products like chicken nuggets, strips, and burgers, are fully cooked but that might not be true! You might not handle and cook them safely. It’s important to understand that breaded chicken … Read More

Why are there so many chicken nugget recalls?

checken nuggets with dipping sauce

Have you been hearing lots about breaded chicken product recalls and are you beginning to wonder how they can make people sick? You might often think that breaded chicken products like chicken nuggets, strips, and burgers, are fully cooked but that might not be true! You might not handle and cook them safely. It’s important to understand that breaded chicken … Read More

Parenting Program

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        Be the Best Parent You Can Be We often hear people say that parenting is the toughest job in the world. But, anyone who becomes a parent also realizes that the moments that melt your heart make it all worthwhile. Parenting can be a challenge and not every moment of every day is filled with sunshine. … Read More

Opioid Use and Related Harms in CK

In August 2017, CK Public Health began an assessment to learn about opioid use and related harms in our community. On February 21st 2019, the CK Public Health “Substance Use Working Group” hosted a meeting to share assessment findings with community partners. The working group brought together front-line service providers, decision-makers, peers, and community members from different organizations across Chatham-Kent.  … Read More

School Suspension Deadline Fast Approaching

School suspensions will be effective as of April 2nd, 2019 for anyone who remains overdue at that time. What to do if you have received a Suspension Order: Check your child’s immunization record – if you think they are up to date, call us to report the dates.  We may just not have the information on file. Get the missing shots … Read More

What do you know about Healthy Smiles Ontario and your Kids?

Did you know? If you have kids age 17 and under and  you don’t have dental benefits, or they are limited—including Ontario Works or ODSP—we can help! We can help with: Your Healthy Smiles application Answer questions about your child’s oral health Where do you go? We are located at 177 King Street East at the WISH Centre For more information … Read More

How can I reduce the pain of vaccinations for my baby or child?

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Vaccinations are important in order to prevent disease and illness in your child, however they can at times cause anxiety for both you and your little one. Below are some tips to reduce pain from shots and make the experience better for the both of you. Have your baby/child sit on your lap for a cuddle during the immunization If … Read More

Need to Report Your Child’s Shots? — ICON

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Check out our new secure online system for reporting your child’s immunizations to CK Public Health called ICON (Immunization Connect Ontario). You can also view your child’s current, overdue and upcoming immunizations.  It’s like a yellow card, only better. Why should I use this site? It’s an online alternative to paper immunization records. It allows you to securely keep track of … Read More