The PHU offers a variety of educational workshops throughout the year covering a number of topics.
Everyone who handles food must take care to ensure food is handled and prepared safely. Food safety is everyone's responsibility. The most effective method for preventing food-borne illnesses is food handler education.
Motor vehicle collisions remain the leading cause of death and a significant cause of injury in Canadian children. A properly installed car seat can save the life of your child. The Porcupine Health Unit offers certified car seat technicians to help parents ensure their car seat is installed correctly. Drop by the car seat blitz Thursday, May 2nd at the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board between 3 pm and 7 pm to have your car seat inspected and give yourself peace of mind knowing your child is safe.
The Public Health Inspectors (PHI) at the Porcupine Health Unit conduct a variety of presentations for educators, day cares, health care professionals, workplaces and the general public.
There is a growing concern regarding the lack of home cooking and loss of cooking skills among Canadians of all ages. Cooking is a critical life skill and the whole family, even children, should be involved in meal preparation. Many people typically turn to grab-and-go meals and snacks, but that’s not ideal when it comes to our health and the health of our children.
Grocery store tours provided by the Public Health Dietitians can give you all the tips and tools you need to navigate through the grocery store with the confidence in knowing what you’re choosing is the best for you and your family, from various dietary restrictions, to budget-friendly ideas.
The Registered Dietitians at the Porcupine Health Unit conduct a variety of workshops and presentations for health care professionals, educators, workplaces and the general public.
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.