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

Newsletter Inserts & Fact Sheets

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Below is a list of fact sheets and quick inserts for your school newsletters. If there are any topics of interest not listed here please email our School Health Coordinator: schoolhealth@chatham-kent.ca   Fact Sheets    Newsletter Inserts    

Health Resources and Links

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Helpful Eye Health Links Here are some great links covering a range of information about eye health, vision problems and learning, how pregnancy impacts your vision, along with some interesting eye facts, and so much more.  Remember, annual eye exams for children and youth are covered by OHIP! Your child should have a complete optometric eye exam at six months, … Read More

Healthy Smiles Card Expire July 31, 2019

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Is your Healthy Smiles Ontario card expiring July 31st, 2019? Be on the look out for a new card coming in the mail. If you did not get one or have any questions please call Oral Health Services at CK Public Health- 519-355-1071 Ext. 5700

Mind your “Business”

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Mind Your “Business” The Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights team is looking to raise awareness about this connection during Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week from February 12-16th.  This year’s theme for the week is Mind Your “Business,” and the goal is to address and raise awareness to the connection between sexual health and mental health and the … Read More

Infection Control Week

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Infection Control Week The third week in October is National Infection Control Week in Canada. This week is used to raise awareness to infection prevention and control (IPAC) issues. It may seem simple, but cleaning your hands properly is one of the best ways to stay healthy and prevent the spread of germs. There are two ways that you can … Read More

Free Mouth Guard Clinic

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Take part in our Mouth Guard Clinic When: Sept. 17, 2017 Where: Bright Smiles, 31 Forsyth St., Chatham Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call 519-355-1071 ext. 5700 to book appointment or for more information. (Free mouth guard with a valid Healthy Smiles Ontario card)  

Let’s Talk About It…

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Let’s Talk About It… Healthy Sexuality for the Older School Age Child (Age 7-9) Slow and steady physical growth continues at this age. Children in this age range are in the final stages of establishing their gender identities. Body exploration is common and normal, and they may become modest about their own bodies and seek more privacy. They are aware … Read More

Substance Use, Addictions & Related Behaviours

Substance Use, Addictions & Related Behaviours substance use – grade 1 substance use – grade 2 substance use – grade 3 substance use – grade 4 substance use – grade 5 substance use – grade 6 substance use – grade 7 substance use – grade 8 For more information or to book any of the presentations under teacher’s resources please … Read More

Healthy Eating – Teachers Resources

Healthy Eating healthy eating – grade 1 healthy eating – grade 2 healthy eating – grade 3 healthy eating – grade 4 healthy eating – grade 5 healthy eating – grade 6 healthy eating – grade 7 healthy eating – grade 8 For more information or to book any of the presentations under teacher’s resources please contact us at 519-352-7270 … Read More

Personal Safety and Injury Prevention

Personal Safety and Injury Prevention Personal safety – grade 1 Personal safety – grade 2 Personal safety – grade 3 Personal safety – grade 4 Personal safety – grade 5 Personal safety – grade 6 Personal safety – grade 7 Personal safety – grade 8 For more information or to book any of the presentations under teacher’s resources please contact … Read More