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- Health Unit Launches New Facebook Page for Healthy Families -

Looking for a quick and easy way to learn how to keep your family healthy? The local Health Unit has the answer.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has launched a new Facebook page aimed at providing information and tips to parents on ways they can encourage and protect the health of their families.The page – HKPR Healthy Families – will be monitored by the Health Unit’s Family Health Nurses and will provide information on preventing childhood injuries, healthy eating, improving speech and language skills, pregnancy health, and caring for a newborn. 

“Staying healthy and raising healthy children can be challenging,” says Laura Young, a Family Health Nurse with the HKPR District Health Unit, and one of the nurses responsible for the creation of the new Facebook page. “We want to make it easy for people to find the information they need and following our page means they can have that information delivered directly to their Facebook newsfeed.”

Along with the HKPR Healthy Families page, the Health Unit has two other Facebook pages – one is the organization’s page and the other geared to providing information about breastfeeding. The popularity of both of those pages, and the increased use of social media by people to discuss health issues, prompted the nurses to create the new HKPR Healthy Families page.

“While this page isn’t a platform for Health Unit nurses to diagnose problems, it does provide a space where residents can ask questions, get information and tips, and learn more about additional community agencies that can provide support if needed,” says Beatrice Kowalski, another HKPR Family Health Nurse responsible for the Facebook page. 

To learn more, visit the page at:

For media inquiries, contact:

Laura Young, Family Health Nurse, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2267 or

Beatrice Kowalski, Family Health Nurse, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2310.

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«January 2019»