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Medical Officer of Health Bio


Dr. Kit Young ​Hoon,

In 2014 the Board of Health of the Northwestern Health Unit appointed Dr. Kit Young Hoon as the Medical Officer of Health.

Kit is a public health and preventive medicine specialist certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She was trained at McMaster University and her qualifications include a Master of Science from McMaster University and a Master of Public Health from Lakehead University. Kit’s primary interest is in public health and she has worked in public health units in Hamilton, Toronto, and Niagara Region. She also has practiced clinically in Ontario, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean.
Kit and her husband are delighted to return to Northern Ontario with their two children and reconnect and grown within the community. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time learning to play the guitar.
Kit is eager to better understand the community she serves and to work with the partners to address the public health needs of the population. She is excited to move the health unit’s strategic plan forward and improve physical activity and healthy eating behaviours.