Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit

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Merger of two health units moves ahead as application for funding submitted to province, says CEO

Peterborough Public Health

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Peterborough Public Health and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit voted to merge voluntarily recently. The Ontario government’s funding offer spurred them on, so the official request went in at the beginning of April. The pandemic response brought the role of public health units into sharp focus. So has the opioid crisis in both communities. Dr. Thomas Piggott, Medical Officer of Health and Peterborough Public Health’s CEO, will discuss the merger in this interview. Continue Reading →

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Food insecurity impacts nearly 4,000 people in Northumberland County, according to health unit study

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Going to the grocery store makes many people cringe at the price of food. So, it is easy to understand how hard it must be for people who do not make enough money to buy what they need to feed themselves and their families. This is known as food insecurity. Food insecurity affects just under 4,000 people in Northumberland. Those are the ones that can be identified. Continue Reading →

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