An Update on Low Income Senior’s Dental Program

You’ve probably heard by now that the provincial government is rolling out a “Low Income Senior’s Dental Program.” This is exciting news! Although, we haven’t received all of the information yet! We want to keep the community updated as news and information is sent to us throughout this process. So, this is what we DO know: The new program specifically … Read More

Eye See…Eye Learn® program available in CK!

Does your child need an eye exam?  This is time sensitive information if you have a student in JK!  Each year, thousands of children start school without ever having an eye exam. Parents often believe that their child will let them know that they cannot see well, but children are rarely able to tell that they have poor vision because … Read More

Need Your Well Water Tested? Don’t forget we’ve moved!

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Pick up a water bottle, free of charge, from us or your local municipal service centre. Keep the bottle closed until the moment you fill it. Take the sample on the day you are planning to return it to us. Run the water for 2-3 minutes; remove any aerators, etc. from the sample tap. Remove the tamper-proof, sealed cap from … Read More

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.

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

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

First Tooth First Visit

The goal is to have a dental visit before there is a problem. Recommended routine dental visits will let your child’s dental provider catch small problems early. Here are 3 reasons to take your child for dental exams: You can find out if the cleaning you do at home is working. Your dentist can find problems right away and fix … Read More

Vision Screening Program for SK Students

The 2018 Ontario Public Health Standards require Public Health Units to implement a universal Vision Screening Program for SK students. The Ottawa Public Health Unit created an excellent video reinforcing the importance of comprehensive eye exams, signs of potential vision problems, and a preview of vision screening. We have begun its senior kindergarten vision screening pilot and will provide vision … Read More

Vision Related to Video Games

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With the winter months upon us, children may spend more time indoors and on their video games. However, too much time focusing on a screen can strain your child’s eyes. Here are a few tips to ensure your child is safely enjoying their video games: Balance video game time with plenty of creative, outdoor and quiet play. Keep their screen … Read More

Vision Related to Video Games

Picture of kids playing video games together

With the winter months upon us, children may spend more time indoors and on their video games. However, too much time focusing on a screen can strain your child’s eyes. Here are a few tips to ensure your child is safely enjoying their video games: Balance video game time with plenty of creative, outdoor and quiet play. Keep their screen … Read More

Is Your Child Protected?

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We have recently mailed out over 1500 immunization letters for elementary and secondary children either in need of a vaccine or needing to report their shots. There are 2 reasons to choose vaccination: To protect our children and ourselves- even if we think our chances of getting any disease is small; they do still exist and can infect anyone who … Read More