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Health Department LogoDurham Region Health Department promotes and protects the health of Durham Region residents by providing a diversity of health enhancing programs and emergency medical services that address the needs of our community.  A team of dedicated staff are here to answer your questions about public health issues, whether the inquiries are about disease prevention, health protection or general health concerns. The Health Department also monitors health trends and disease statistics in our community. Read more

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Flu Vaccine Inventory Update
October 18, 2017

Infanrix-IPV Out…Pediacel In!
October 6, 2017

Influenza Vaccine Now Available for High Risk Clients Only
October 5, 2017

Pharmacy Flu Updated #1 - Temperature Logs
October 4, 2017

BETTER HEALTH: Durham
October 3, 2017

Immunization Notice Time is Near!
October 2, 2017

PHOL Respiratory Viral Testing - Winter 2017-18
September 29, 2017

Men-C-ACYW (Menactra®) Batch Order Eligibility Extended to Include Grade 8 Students
September 28, 2017

Cluster of Pediatric Blastomycosis Cases
September 27, 2017

Update to HPV Immunization Programs
September 20, 2017

West Nile Virus Human Cases in Durham Region
September 15, 2017

Lyme Disease Update
August 18, 2017

 

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Dr. KyleDurham Region Health Department promotes and protects the health of Durham Region residents by providing a diversity of health enhancing programs and emergency medical services that address the needs of our community.  A team of dedicated staff are here to answer your questions about public health issues, whether the inquiries are about disease prevention, health protection or general health concerns. The Health Department also monitors health trends and disease statistics in our community.

Vision
Leading the way to a healthier Durham.

Mission
We excel at providing a diversity of health enhancing services that address growing and changing needs in our community.

The Role of Public Health
The Ontario government determines the Health Department’s role.  A Medical Officer of Health, appointed by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, mandates the programs and services of Durham Region Health Department.  The Medical Officer of Health and other members of the public health system protect and promote the health of Durham Region residents.  The Medical Officer of Health is responsible for managing public health concerns and implementing programs and services while ensuring the provision of:

  • Community health promotion and protection
  • Communicable disease prevention
  • Inspection for health hazards
  • Investigation of occupational and environmental health hazards
  • Administrative staff and service provide

The Health Department’s programs and services are governed by provincial legislation including the Health Protection and Promotion Act and the Ambulance Act.  Durham Region Health Department is an accredited public health agency by the Ontario Council of Community Health Accreditation.  Emergency Medical Services is certified by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Protecting the Health of Durham Region Residents
The goal of the Health Department is to encourage healthy lifestyles and ensure a healthy and safe environment for all residents of Durham Region.  The Department’s staff is made up of medical and dental professionals, public health nurses, community health nurses, public health inspectors, public health nutritionists, infant development consultants, epidemiologists, paramedics, family visitors, and administrative support staff.

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