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Rethink Health: Make it a Municipal Matter

people holding 'health' signThe Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit supports municipalities to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. We do this by:

• Promoting healthy living

• Protecting against disease

• Preventing illness and injury

Make Health Part of Every Municipal Decision

The Health Unit is mandated to support municipalities in creating healthier communities. We can help municipal leaders or staff members planning a new initiative, starting a new project, or looking to review a policy/bylaw. Our staff members have expertise in a wide range of public health topics. We can provide advice, feedback and resources to support the work of municipalities in many different areas: including:

• Active transportation                            • Access to dental care

• Accessible and affordable recreation initiatives

• Age-friendly initiatives                         • Built environment

• Bylaw development                               • Community food security

• Emergency management                     • Land use planning

• Policies to promote healthy eating     • Recreation strategies

• Safe communities                                  • Smoke-free social housing

• Social determinants of health

Contact Us

Email us at info@hkpr.on.ca or contact any of our staff in our offices in Port Hope, Lindsay and Haliburton.

Municipal Matters E-Newsletters

August 2017

Resources/Links

Healthy Communities

HC Link - resource for healthy communities

Healthy Communities: Sustainable Communities - Ontario Professional Planners Institute

Rethink Health