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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, Brockville

Industry: Community health centres

458 Laurier Blvd, Brockville, ON, K6V 7A3

WebsiteEmail contact@healthunit.orgCall 613-345-5685

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Public health protection agency

Focus on:

  • preventing conditions that may put health at risk
  • early detection of health problems
  • changing peoples’ and societies’ attitudes and practices regarding lifestyle choices 
  • harm reduction
  • information available on opioids, fentanyl, naloxone and narcan
  • screening programs aimed at specific groups where the early detection of an illness can improve health

Screening programs include:

  • Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program
  • preschool speech and language
  • school-age dental exams
  • breast and cervical screening for cancer

Health protection works in the areas of food and water safety environmental risks such as:

  • toxic waste handling and air pollution
  • second-hand smoke
  • public sanitation
  • spread of rabies
  • vaccinations against major communicable diseases
  • mandatory tuberculosis screening of immigrants to Canada

Health promotion programs include the provision and education around:

  • tobacco use
  • nutrition
  • physical activity
  • injury prevention
  • birth control and reproductive health
  • prevention of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS
  • breastfeeding

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