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ALERT: Fentanyl
Community Response

How we can talk to our kids and what recreational users should know.

No Dental Plan?
Healthy Smiles 2016

Province’s new HSO program: public & providers can get info or apply.

Beware of Ticks
Know What To Do

Get information on how to avoid tick bites and prevent Lyme disease.

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

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Welcome to the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Website! We offer a wide range of services to promote healthy living, healthy growth and development, prevent illness and injury and control communicable diseases in the community. Services are available to individuals and groups of all ages in a variety of places. A referral is not needed for any service. We will continue to prepare, update and publish information for this site on a continuous basis. Please feel free to provide us with your feedback about our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Map

What's Happening?

HPV Program Changes
- Changes to Ontario’s HPV Immunization Program for the 2016-2017 School Year

Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics
- Media Release: Rabies Vaccination Clinics
- 2016 Rabies Vaccination Clinics Flyer with Locations

New Online Food Safety Disclosure System: INSIGHT
- Search Food Facility Inspection Results

Baby Talk Summer Schedule
- Updated list of Baby Talk Groups for the Summer

Beach Testing Results
- List of Public Beaches in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark
- Media Release: Beach Water Quality

Fentanyl Community Response
- How we can talk to our kids and what recreational users should know

2016 International Year of Pulses
- Media Release: 2016 International Year of Pulses
- These gluten-free ancient edible beans are high in taste, protein and fibre and low in cost, fat, and sodium. Go to Pulse Canada for recipes, nutrition information, history, education resources and more.

Zika Virus Information - Updated April 26, 2016
- Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health report the first positive case of sexually transmitted Zika Virus
- Learn more about the Zika Virus and Public Health Agency of Canada's Travel Advisory

Healthy Smiles Ontario Program (6 Provincial Dental Programs Amalgamated Into 1)
- Information about the New Program for the New and Past Clients
- Application Form for Eligible Clients – Print or Complete Online
- Information About the New Program for Health Professionals
- Fee Guide for Dental Providers

Talking to Youth about Drugs
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Tips on talking to young people about drugs including marijuana and prescription drugs
- Tips on helping to prevent youth from taking drugs

Proud Partner of The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville
- HKCC Leeds and Grenville Promotes Water Does Wonders
- Like The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville on Facebook!
- HealthyKidsLG.ca

Thinking of Quitting Smoking?
- Find Out All the Ways You Can Quit

Outbreak Status Report
- August 29, 2016 Outbreak Status Report

Every Kid in Our Communities of Leeds & Grenville Surveys
- Triple P Awareness and Accessibility Survey

REMINDER: The Health Unit No Longer Accepts Ticks
- Information on Tick Submission Changes
- Information about Ticks and Lyme Disease

Making the Healthy Food Choice, the Easy Choice
- Make the Healthy Food Choice the Easy Food Choice at Play and at School
- More information on making the healthy food choice the easy choice

P.A.L.S. - Playground Activity Leaders in Schools
- This program encourages all children to participate in activities at recess regardless of their gender, size or ability.
- Join our P.A.L.S. Facebook page!

The New Skin Cancer Prevention Act Now In Force
- Find out more information in our Sun Safety section
- Skin Cancer Prevention Act

The Health Unit is a Proud Partner of foodcoreLGL
- Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Food Charter: Community Survey Results
- Go to foodcoreLGL.ca and endorse the charter!

Baby-Friendly Initiative
- Infant Feeding Survey
- Baby-Friendly Initiative Information

Up to Date Food Recalls
- Food Recall Alerts - High-Risk

Telephone Survey of Residents
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If you have been called by the Institute for Social Research, click here for more information.

Recent Press Release

Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Together with partner veterinarians and municipalities, the Health Unit is offering the community Rabies Vaccination Clinics throughout the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties.  The Rabies Vaccination Clinics will be held on Sept 14th and 21st.  To find out locations where clinics will be held, call 1-800-660-5853 or visit the Health Unit website.

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Health Unit Urges Well Owners to Test Their Water and Conserve Water During Continuing Drought Conditions

With many of our conservation authorities declaring moderate to severe drought conditions across Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties, the Health Unit would like to inform well owners of risks to their well water supply. During times of prolonged drought, wells can be susceptible to contamination due to varying water levels. As water levels in the water table drop, some wells may draw contaminants from further away into your drinking water supply. In addition, soil may compact and pull away from well casings making them vulnerable to runoff when it does rain. In times of drought, well owners may notice changes in their water supply including quality and quantity.

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