Dunnville Branch Office
|CONTACT / REACH Information|
|CONTACT Headings||Assessment ; Counselling ; Disability ; Financial Support & Services ; Health Services ; Information Services ; Parent Support ; Sexual Health ; Speech / Language Services|
|Description & Services|
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|Description||The purpose of the Haldimand-Norfolk Public Health Unit is to promote health and well being, both physical and mental; to protect the public against communicable, environmental, and lifestyle diseases; to develop awareness of health issues; to promote self-reliance and public responsibility; to provide direct service and preventative health care programs to the public, particularly to "high risk" groups; and to respond to emergency health hazards affecting the public as a whole or to individual citizens. Services and programs offered include: |
1. Population Health Team: Supports those in Haldimand and Norfolk in taking action to prevent injuries and chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. In addition, this team provides programs to promote healthy eating, physical activity, smoke-free living, and healthy workplaces. The Public Health Dietician, Health Promoters, and Public Health Nurses work with individuals, community organizations, teachers, health and social service professionals, and the media to provide up-to-date reliable health information.
2. Healthy Environment Team: Staff from this team have responsibility for the investigation, mitigation, and abatement of Public Health Hazards. Staff investigate environmental complaints, monitor recreational and drinking waters (must get empty vial from office for water testing), inspect food premises, housing as well as Seasonal Housing for migrant workers, and institutions. The responsibilities of Public Health Inspection are handled through core programs, i.e. Food Safety, Water Safety, Health Environments, Rabies Clinics, Emergency Response, and Hazard Investigating.
3. Communicable Disease Team: The staff on the CD Team are responsible for issues arising under mandatory programs for tuberculosis, infection/outbreak control, rabies control, sexual health, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and AIDS, and vaccine preventable diseases. Sexual Health Program offers counselling and clinical services on all aspects of sexual health which include pap tests, testing for STD'S, birth control, and pregnancy. The programs include direct delivery of service, i.e. immunizations, Well Women exams, education, counselling, enforcement, case contact, and follow-up. The Team is made of Public Health Inspectors, Public Health Nurses, an RN, and a Nurse Practitioner.
4. Healthy Growth and Development Team: Available resources include public speakers on a variety of health topics, displays on a variety of topics for health fairs, as well as videos offered to any group or organization.
4.1 Healthy Children/Adolescents: Public health staff are available for teacher and pupil consultation.
4.2 Parenting Programs: Various programs offered for parents of children aged 0-16 years. Call the office for more detailed information. Healthy Babies, Healthy Children: Postpartum program for support, counselling, education regarding child care and self care. Family Home Visiting Program by either Public Health Nurse and/or family home visitors. Hanen Early Language Program (HELPP): Assists parents with language stimulation strategies, in class sessions held twice a year followed up with home-videotaped sessions. Speech Assessment and treatment services for children 0-5 years available. Contact Speech Program.
4.3 Pre-conceptional Health Program: This program is available for individuals and couples to offer education to decrease stillbirths and birth defects, low birth weight, and infant deaths.
4.4 Pre-Natal Classes: Available for prospective parents. Call the office for more detailed information.
4.5 Community Education: Public health staff available to address groups on matters relating to healthy lifestyles and health promotion.
4.6 Dental Program: This program is mainly preventative in emphasis and serves preschool and school age children. Financial support for dental treatment is available.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Haldimand County|
|Location, Telephone & Internet|
|Address & Map|
117 Forest St E
Dunnville, ON N1A 1B9
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|Located In Community||Dunnville|
|Intersection||Forest St E & Cedar St|
|Primary Contact||Jill Steen, Manager of Public Health, Simcoe Office; Phone: (Business) 519-426-6170 ext 3218|
|Alternate Contact||Rose Anne Maracle, Program Co-ordinator, Caledonia Branch Office; Phone: (Business) 905-318-5367 ext 305|
|Alternate Name||Public Health Unit|
|Service Categories||Dental Care ; Public Health Nursing|
|Subjects||Childbirth ; Dental services ; Diets ; Environmental health ; Family planning ; Health ; Health assessments ; Health clinics ; Health education ; Health inspections ; Health services ; Immunization ; Impaired hearing ; Nutrition ; Parenting support ; Prenatal care ; Public health ; Public speaking programs ; Rabies ; Smoking ; Speech disorders|