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Reports and Publications

Our commitment to public health drives us to provide you with up-to-date and evidence-based reports, offering a view of public health trends, challenges, and initiatives. Explore the wealth of information provided by our staff, to empower you to make informed decisions and contribute to the well-being of our community. 


The HKPR District Health Units reports offer valuable data and resources for the public, professionals, policymakers, and community advocates. From epidemiological trends to healthcare policies, explore the latest research, gain actionable insights, and join us in our mission to improve public health outcomes in the communities we serve.

Addressing Food Insecurity and Poverty

Every year, the HKPR District Health Unit publishes a food insecurity report that highlights the struggles faced by low-income families to pay for basic necessities, such as housing and food, because incomes and social assistance rates are not keeping up with rising costs. 

2023  |  2022

Annual Report

The Annual Reports are a summary of the organizations performance and achievements over each operating year, they include financial results and future plans.

2023  |  2022  |  2021 

Climate Change Health Vulnerability and Adaptation Plan

This Report is the first step in understanding the current and future impacts of climate change on the health of people residing in the HKPR district area.

2023 Executive Summary Report | 2023 Full Report

Mental Health Promotion Framework

The Mental Health Promotion Framework was developed over many months and in collaboration with internal and external partners. It represents the commitment of HKPR to promote and protect the mental health and well-being of people in our communities.

Mental Health Promotion Framework

Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey Summaries (2017)

The Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) is a population survey of Ontario students in Grades 7 through 12. This self-administered, anonymous survey is conducted across the province every two years with the purpose of identifying epidemiological trends in student drug use, mental health, physical activity, and risk behaviour, as well as identifying risk and protective factors.

2017 OSDUHS Summaries:
Alcohol  |  Antisocial Behaviour and Bullying  |  Cannabis Use  | Gambling and Tech Use  |  Home and School  |  Mental Health  |  OpioidPhysical Health  |  Tobacco   

2013 OSDUHS Infographics:
Alcohol and Tobacco  | Bullying and Self Esteem Drug Use  | Health and Behaviours  | Mental Health

Reportable Diseases

In Ontario, certain infectious diseases (like rabies, hepatitis, measles and chickenpox) must be reported to public health.

2024  |  2023  |  2022  |  2021

Respiratory Infections

Regular updates to the Respiratory Infection Dashboard, which reports local cases, hospitalizations, outbreaks, and other indicators of influenza and COVID-19, will now take a pause until the fall. The dashboard will resume regular updates at the beginning of the 2024/2025 respiratory season in September 2024.

Respiratory Infections

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan guides our daily decisions, actions, and continues to set a course for success in providing public health programming to the communities we serve.

Strategic Plan 2019-2024

Drug Poisoning Report

This Report provides an up-to-date information regarding opioid poisoning/overdoses and deaths in the HKPR District area.

Drug Poisoning Report


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