On March 15, 2018 the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit re-launched the Windsor & Essex County Living Wage Certification Program, formerly operated by Pathway to Potential. The program is committed to promoting policies and practices that have a positive influence on our community. This includes encouraging employers to pay a living wage and formally recognizing those that choose to do so.
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In celebration of Nutrition Month, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, in partnership with Devonshire Mall, presents the 5th annual Sliced community cook-off. Join host Patty Handysides from AM 800 CKLW, as teams of athletes from the Windsor Express, Windsor Lancers, and St. Clair Saints battle it out before a live audience and a panel of local celebrity judges, to turn simple food ingredients into delicious and nutritious pre-game snacks and post-game meals.
March is national Nutrition Month in Canada, and this year the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is launching a free 6-week online challenge to help the community build healthy eating habits.
In an effort to keep our community safe and healthy from the spread of vaccine preventable diseases, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has been reviewing the immunization records of all students registered with the school boards.
The media is invited to attend the February Board of Health meeting.
Earlier this month, H3N2 canine influenza was identified in seven dogs in Windsor and Essex County. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has confirmed that one additional dog is now positive for canine influenza.
Whether it comes from tobacco, cannabis (marijuana), or hookah, smoke is smoke and you need to limit your exposure to it. That’s the Windsor Essex County Health Unit’s (WECHU) main message as it joins health organizations across the province and the country in kicking off National Non-Smoking Week, which runs through Saturday, January 27, 2018.
The strategy to battle rising rates of opioid-related overdose and death in Windsor-Essex was released to the public on Friday by the Opioid Strategy Leadership Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Wajid Ahmed (Acting Medical Officer of Health, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit) and Chief Bruce Krauter (Essex-Windsor EMS).
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is rolling out a survey on the dental health needs of adults and seniors in Windsor and Essex County starting in January.
Earlier this week, H3N2 canine influenza was identified in two dogs in Essex County. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has now confirmed that 5 dogs that were in close contact with the affected dogs have tested positive for canine influenza. Affected and exposed dogs are being confined by their owners to help prevent further spread.