Over 120 staff work in Porcupine Health Unit offices across Northeastern Ontario.
In each of our communities, we work with a variety of health professionals and community members to improve the level of health. That way, everyone can live a longer and happier life. Good health is more than not being sick. Many of the programs you'll see is this section dig deeper into the things that make a community a healthy community.
Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.
When municipal services for drinking water and sewage are not available, individuals must look elsewhere to ensure that their drinking water is safe and waste is disposed of safely. Also, the water that is used for recreation needs to remain protected to ensure that people are not getting sick while swimming in area lakes or pools.