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- Local Health Unit Seeks Input on Future Work -

The local health unit is asking for the public’s input to strengthen ways the organization can accomplish the work proposed under its three new strategic priorities.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit drafted three strategic priorities designed to help guide its work through to 2016. It is now asking for the public’s feedback to assess the relevance of these priorities and awareness of its programs and services. The strategic priorities are: Social Determinants of Health, Mental Health, and Communications. For each priority, the Health Unit has developed a series of actions and indicators of success.

“Through our many programs and services, the Health Unit works with a variety of individuals and organizations,” says Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, Medical Officer of Health for the HKPR District Health Unit. “As an organization, we have determined what we think are the priorities that will strengthen the Health Unit’s programs and services to support our communities. We are now asking the people who receive our programs and services what they think about the actions and indicators of success for each priority.”

Area residents are being asked to visit the Health Unit’s website where they will find the Strategic Priorities Chart 2014-2016 and a link to a short online survey where they can comment on the priorities, actions and indicators of success and also indicate use and awareness of our programs and services. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday, February 20, 2015.

“We value the feedback of our residents and community partners and hope that their input can strengthen the work we do under these priorities,” says Dr. Noseworthy.

Once the survey results have been tabulated, the Health Unit will review comments and make any necessary changes to the priorities, actions and indicators of success. The final plan will be presented at a future Board of Health meeting and posted on the Health Unit’s website.

The HKPR District Health Unit provides public health programs and services to approximately 172,000 residents of the counties of Northumberland Haliburton and the City of Kawartha Lakes. The Health Unit employs approximately 140 employees in offices based in Port Hope, Brighton, Lindsay and Haliburton.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, Medical Officer of Health, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

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