Public Health

Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System (RRFSS)
RRFSS is an ongoing telephone survey that the Halton Region Health Department uses to collect information about health-related behaviours among Halton adults 18 years of age and over. Participants will be asked questions about such topics as smoking, physical activity, alcohol use, sun safety, bike helmet use and more. Learn more.

Reporting immunizations 
In order to attend school, children must have the legally required immunizations, as outlined in the provincial Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). The Halton Region Health Department enforces ISPA on behalf of the Province and needs your help ensuring your child’s immunization history is up-to-date. Learn how to report immunizations.

Measles Disease
Measles is an easily spread respiratory infection caused by a virus. Due to high vaccination rates, Measles is uncommon in Ontario and the risk remains low for those who have received the MMR vaccine. Learn more about the Measles Diseas

Ebola Virus Disease
There is a current outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa. However, there have not been any cases of Ebola in Canada and the risk to Ontarians remains low.
Learn more about EVD

Stop Smoking Sign

Halton Region is encouraging smokers in Halton to kick the smoking habit by participating in the eighth annual Driven to Quit Challenge.
Click here for more information.

CFIA recall

Norovirus is a common virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting. It is very easily spread and is often responsible for outbreaks where people are in close proximity to each other such as homes for the aged, childcare centres, schools, and restaurants. For more information, click here to view the norovirus fact sheet.

Owls for climate change

Owls for Climate Change: Inspiring Earth-friendly Living at an Early Age
As part of its air quality education and awareness raising program, the Halton Region Health Department has published three children’s picture books: A Farewell to Featherwagons, Wings and Thingamajigs and Ka-Pow to Powerjams.
Learn more

conversations you should have about health

Let's Start a Conversation About Health - Video
Watch this brief video showing why health is about much more than just access to medical care. Get  encouraged to think about actions you can take to work towards better health for all.
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