Whether you're a parent, or taking care of an older adult, the Porcupine Health Unit has a number of programs and services that can help. Visit the following webpages for details on how we can help you help someone else stay healthy.
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Breastfeeding support and resources available in our communities.
Most parents know that using a car seat keeps children safe while on the road. Still, some parents believe shorter car trips are safer than others. The fact is most car collisions happen at low speeds close to home. 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 Friday, September 15th 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.”
Children are often outside when the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays are the strongest. Protect your skin and eyes.
The best way to prevent concussions and brain injuries is to be knowledgeable about concussions. Everyone should know the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when a concussion is suspected, as well as, when it is safe to return to activity.
We want your child to be cavity free! We can help you with services for your child including assistance for those who do not have dental coverage and insurance.
If you or your child has been exposed to or has head lice, this page contains information to prevent, check and treat head lice.
You are changing physically as well as emotionally every day. You may have lots of questions and may be feeling a little overwhelmed at times. We would like to help you prepare for your new baby to make life a little easier when you bring him or her home.
If you are a parent or caregiver for a toddler or preschool child, use NutriSTEP as a fast and simple way to find out if your child is a healthy eater.
While we know we should all be eating a healthy diet, the cost of food items in our area can be barrier to choosing healthy options. The Nutritious Food Basket Survey is a tool used to help determine the prices of food in our area and how much of a burden it can be for some families.
All parents have one thing in common - they all want their children to grow up being caring, responsible and healthy adults. The Growing Healthy Families Program is here to help you with good, proven to work advice at the right time can be a big help.