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Published on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Windsor Essex Community Opioid & Substance Strategy

On Tuesday, November 13th, an emergency meeting of the Windsor Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy Leadership Committee (WECOSS-LC) was held to discuss the four overdose-related deaths that occurred in Windsor this past weekend.

Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has announced the first confirmed case of influenza A in Windsor-Essex County.

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2018


WINDSOR – Death by fall is the leading cause of traumatic death in Windsor and Essex County. When it comes to preventing falls, WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY.

Published on Thursday, October 25, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, along with the Windsor-Essex Food Policy Council and supported by the WindsorEssex Community Foundation, are pleased to announce upcoming community conversations around the local food system.

Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit urges everyone over the age of 6 months to get their annual influenza immunization and lower their risk of getting the flu this year.

Published on Monday, October 22, 2018

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Aligning with the legalization of Cannabis, the Province of Ontario has passed the new Smoke-free Ontario Act 2017 (SFOA 2017) which will replace the previous Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Electronic Cigarettes Act with one single legislative framework.

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018

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The Gord Smith Healthy Workplace Awards annually recognizes workplaces in Windsor & Essex County who commit to improving employee health through comprehensive workplace wellness programs.

Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Do you think there is a need for supervised injection services in Windsor and/or Essex County? Do you have any concerns about supervised injection services? If so, we want to hear from you! #HarmReductionWE

Published on Monday, October 15, 2018

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Are You Prepared? Sign up to Request your Potassium Iodide (KI) Pills

Published on Friday, October 5, 2018

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has posted responses from the ‘Vote for Health’ survey on it’s website. This voluntary survey was distributed to all council and mayoral candidates running in the upcoming 2018 municipal election.