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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. Brockville

Public health protection agency Focus on: Preventing conditions that may put health at risk (health protection) * early detection of health problems (screening) * changing peoples' and societies' attitudes and practices regarding lifestyle choices (health promotion). * Health protection works particularly in the areas of food and water safety environmental risks such as toxic waste handling and air pollution, second-hand smoke, public sanitation, spread of rabies, vaccinations against major communicable diseases, and mandatory tuberculosis screening of immigrants to Canada. * The screening programs are aimed at specific groups where the early detection of an illness or problem can lead to significant improvements in health. Ex: Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program, preschool speech and language, school-age dental exams, and breast and cervical screening for cancer. * The health promotion programs include the provision and education around tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, injury prevention, birth control and reproductive health, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, and breastfeeding. * Harm reduction through the Smartworks program to prevent opioid overdose and the spread of disease through needle sharing * information available on opioids, fentanyl, naloxone and narcan

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Last updated:16-Aug-18
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458 Laurier Blvd, Brockville, ON K6V 7A3