Do you have backyard chickens? Did you know they can make you sick?

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Owning backyard chickens is becoming more and more popular. They produce eggs, eat pesky bugs, and make fun pets. So what’s the risk? Chickens often carry germs that can make you sick. Chicken poop can be contaminated with germs like Salmonella and Campylobacter, which cause diarrhea and vomiting. These germs can be on their bodies, in their coops, in their … Read More

Back to School with Clear Vision

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Have all of your supplies ready for school? Pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, clear vision? That’s right, one of the most important tools your child will need is clear vision. 80% of learning is visual and one in four children have vision problems. But don’t worry about this being yet another added expense, because eye exams are fully covered by OHIP each year for children … Read More

Eye Health and Exams for Infants

At birth, your baby can see light and dark in blurred patterns. During their first four months, vision will extend from arm’s length to across the room. By six months, your baby will acquire eye movement control and begin to develop hand-eye coordination skills. During the first six months, an infant’s eyes can appear slightly crossed or out of alignment. … Read More

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

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

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

Community Survey on Social Attitudes Towards Inequality in Chatham-Kent

Frequently Asked Questions What is the purpose of the Community Survey? To explore public awareness of the existence of health inequities To explore public views in Chatham-Kent on the potential causes of health and income differences and views on the relationship between health inequities, individual choices, and social circumstances To explore role of (local) government and individuals in addressing health … Read More

Sexual Health At All Ages

This year’s campaign will discuss sexual health at different stages of life, from children to teens, to adults and seniors. We are complex individuals. This means knowing that from beginning to end, we are sexual beings in need of correct information about our sexual health. We all experience and express ourselves differently and sexual health is a very important part … Read More

Sexual Health At All Ages

This year’s campaign will discuss sexual health at different stages of life, from children to teens, to adults and seniors. We are complex individuals. This means knowing that from beginning to end, we are sexual beings in need of correct information about our sexual health. We all experience and express ourselves differently and sexual health is a very important part … 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