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Do we really know how healthy our children are?

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Thursday, March 9
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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 health of children and youth in the province of Ontario. The study was funded by Public Health Ontario as part of the Locally Driven Collaborative Projects (LDCP) program, and organized by public health professionals and other experts in the area of child and youth health assessment. Today they have released their findings in a final report called Children Count.

689 grade 11 and 12 students in Windsor-Essex face suspension due to incomplete immunization records

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Tuesday, February 28
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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit suspended 689 students due to incomplete immunization records today. Final suspension notices were sent to students born in grade 11 and 12 on February 1st urging students to update their immunization records before the February 28th suspension date.

Grade 11 and 12 students in Windsor-Essex receive immunization notices informing of the upcoming suspension

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Tuesday, January 17
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Students born in 1999 and 2000 with incomplete immunization records have received their second immunization notice this week from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU). The notices advised students of which vaccine(s) were missing, how to get in touch with the Health Unit to provide updated information, and how to book an appointment for immunization to avoid school suspension.

Smoke-Free #YQG: New smoke-free spaces added to City of Windsor by-law

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Tuesday, November 22
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As of November 22, 2016, City of Windsor By-Law #113-2006 has been amended to prohibit smoking on City of Windsor owned properties, including parks, beaches, conservation areas, marinas and recreation facilities, as well as any associated parking lots or walkways. Prohibited products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes, hookah/water pipes and any other lighted or heated equipment used to smoke or vaporize any tobacco or non-tobacco product.

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