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  • Mar 24

    Media Release - Shifting the alcohol norms

    The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is shining a light on beverage consumption with the release of the report Alcohol in Our Communities: A Report on Alcohol Use in Northwestern Ontario. The report takes a look at impacts and health harms of alcoh...

    Posted March 24, 2017
  • Mar 23

    Media Release - Partnership Brings Student Art to Health Unit

    ​The walls of the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) Kenora CityView office have received a face-lift in the form of a newly donated art project from St. Louis School’s Visual Arts Group. The painting entitled ‘Together’ was developed and created ent...

    Posted March 23, 2017
  • Mar 09

    Media Release - Do we really know how healthy our children are?

    Researchers from Ontario public health units have identified important gaps in health data for Ontario’s school age children and youth. The findings are the result of a year-long research project examining the need for quality data to monitor the ...

    Posted March 09, 2017
  • Feb 21

    Media Release - Child and Youth Mental Health Outcomes Report 2017

    The Child and Youth Mental Health Report was released today by the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) and FIREFLY.Key health indicators in the report show children and youth living in Northwestern Ontario are facing mental health challenges at a far ...

    Posted February 21, 2017
  • Nov 24

    Media Release- It takes a community to prevent a fall

    ​The Northwestern Heath Unit (NWHU) kicked off Falls Prevention Month by hosting a regional workshop, Aging Well: Bringing Partners Together for Falls Prevention. Held November 1, 2016, this event featured presentations about seniors’ services and...

    Posted November 24, 2016
  • Nov 03

    Media Release - 2016 Cost of Eating in Northwestern Ontario

    The struggle to put healthy food on the table is a reality for many people and families in northwestern Ontario. Each year the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) surveys grocery stores in our region to determine the cost of healthy food. Year after y...

    Posted November 03, 2016