Aim for 8 Fruit and Vegetable Program

Picture a dark green salad and bright orange carrots on your meal plate, followed by glowing red strawberries and beautiful blue blueberries for dessert. This can be your plate when you Aim for 8 servings of vegetables and fruit with the CK Public Health! Our Aim for 8 Campaign is launching this summer, with this campaign we are encouraging Chatham-Kent … Read More

Don’t be that guy

Just because she isn’t saying no… doesn’t mean she’s saying yes. The most common drug involved in sexual assault is alcohol. Most people use alcohol to relax and have fun but drinking too much can put you at risk of sexual assault.  It is always your responsibility to make sure you and your partner are sober enough to give sexual … Read More

Media Release – Body Piercing at Easy Nails

The CK Public Health is issuing a warning about Easy Nails, located at 142 King St. W., Chatham, Ontario. The local health unit is recommending that any clients of Easy Nails who received a body piercing should consider being tested for hepatitis B, C and HIV. The CK Public Health advises that Easy Nails was approved to provide aesthetic services … Read More

Confused about different methods of birth control?

Do you need updated information on available birth control methods and how they work? Just play this game from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada to get all the information you need. There are many types of birth control including ones with hormone and those with no hormone. Many are available at a low cost by seeing your health care provider … Read More

Hydration and the Young Athlete

Attend any track meet, soccer game or visit a recreation facility and you’re likely to see children drinking soft drinks, energy boosters or sports beverages. Parents often ask if children need these drinks to enhance their performance or‘re-hydrate’ themselves after participation in activity. Whatever happened to water?  If we are losing water through sweat, then why not supply our bodies … Read More

What’s in your medicine cabinet?

DON’T Flush It!         DON’T Trash It!         DON’T Share It! It’s time to clean out your medicine cabinet and return unused medicine to your local pharmacy for safe, FREE disposal! Why should I bother? 18% of Ontario youth reported non-medical use of a prescription opioid pain reliever. 75% of these youth get the medication from home. Certain medications can increase your risk … Read More

What’s in your medicine cabinet?

DON’T Flush It!         DON’T Trash It!         DON’T Share It! It’s time to clean out your medicine cabinet and return unused medicine to your local pharmacy for safe, FREE disposal! Why should I bother? 18% of Ontario youth reported non-medical use of a prescription opioid pain reliever. 75% of these youth get the medication from home. Certain medications can increase your risk … Read More

Pap Screening Saves Lives!

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, October 23-29th Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable with immunization and regular screening. This year CK Public Health has teamed up with Cancer Care Ontario and The Federation of Medical Women of Canada to bring awareness to Cervical Cancer and urge women to get their Pap test! According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, … Read More

Preventing pregnancy after sex

Missed pills? Broken condom? No protection? When accidents happen you’ve got a back-up plan! It’s called emergency contraception (EC), also known as the “morning after pill” or Plan B. You risk an accidental pregnancy when condoms break, when birth control is taken incorrectly, or if you were unprepared for sex. Unprotected sex, even if it’s just once, can lead to … Read More

World Suicide Awareness Day is September 10

  A lot of us have been touched by suicide….. Let’s Break the Silence……….Let’s Break the Stigma ! Come and join The Suicide Prevention & Education Committee of Chatham-Kent in a Suicide Awareness March and Memorial Vigil on Saturday, September 10, 2011 – 10:30 am to 1:00 pm…..rain or shine. The Awareness March will form at the parking lot on the corner … Read More

Make the Playground a Safe-ground!

Have you checked out Chatham-Kent’s new Kingston Park lately?  In addition to the splash pad, there are some new playground structures for your children to play on.  Did you know that each year in Canada, close to 30,000 children and youth are injured on playgrounds?  Follow these tips to make sure your children play safe all summer long! Remove cords … Read More

Quit Playlist

Quit Playlist  Are you trying to quit smoking and need some extra support? Check out the songs on our quit play list:   You Raise Me Up Fighter Man in Motion Stand It’s My Life True Colours Higher Greatest Love of All I Will Survive        There’s more you can do! Call the Public Health Unit at 519-352-7270,  … Read More