Take Charge Program


Tuesday, December 15
Take Charge Program logo

Take Charge is a newly created healthy eating program coordinated by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit; the program aims to create supportive environments to promote healthy food and beverage options in recreation centres throughout Windsor-Essex County. The Take Charge pilot project will run in two local recreation centres from December 2015 until March 2016.

Reducing Fentanyl Related Harms in the City of Windsor


Thursday, December 10
Fentanyl Exchange Program logo

At 11 a.m. this morning, it was announced by Dr. Gary Kirk, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Police Chief Al Frederick of Windsor Police Service, Dr. Amit Bagga of the Essex County Medical Society, and Peter Dumo, Pharmacist and President of the Essex County Pharmacy Association that as of December 1, 2015, 100% of City of Windsor pharmacies have received education and have agreed to participate in the Windsor and Essex County Fentanyl Exchange Program.

In Your Community

Prevent the spread of infection in the home
Winter driving message - slow down, stay alert, stay in control
Take Charge healthy eating
Be Active Everyday - Physical Activity promotional image


Saturday, February 13 | Car Seat Clinic - February, 2016
Monday, February 15 | Closed for Family Day
Thursday, February 18 | February 2016 Board Meeting
Saturday, March 12 | Car Seat Clinic - March, 2016
Thursday, March 17 | March 2016 Board Meeting

Current Topics

Whooping cough is also known as Pertussis, is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract.

Zika virus is caused by a virus which is spread by the Aedes mosquito. The Aedes species of mosquito is not native to Canada.

Between 2007 and 2013, 159 people died of an opioid-related drug overdose in Windsor-Essex. That’s about one death every three weeks. When a person dies from abusing drugs, their death is called an overdose death.

The Health Unit strongly recommends getting immunized according to the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule for Ontario.

Listeria is a bacteria that can cause a rare but serious illness called listeriosis. Those who are pregnant, the elderly, and those with a weakened immune system have a higher risk of becoming seriously ill.