The annual report is an overview of some key community initiatives that took place in 2016, such as enhanced mosquito surveillance, school immunizations and suspensions and Take Charge Windsor-Essex, along with accountability indicators, financial data, and messages from Dr. Kirk and Dr. Ahmed.
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Cancer is the leading cause of preventable deaths in Windsor and Essex County; this report provides an overview of cancer incidence (new cases) and mortalities in the local population.
Household food insecurity occurs when households do not have adequate or secure access to food because of financial constraints. This report outlines food security in Windsor-Essex for 2013-2014.
This health status report on Active Living and Healthy Eating in Windsor and Essex County was prepared by the Health Unit with the goal of describing local statistics, emerging trends, and at-risk populations as it relates to active living, healthy eating, and healthy weights within Windsor-Essex County.
The Annual Report is a quick review of some key community initiatives that took place in 2015, such as the radon awareness campaign, the Remington Park cancer cluster investigation, and the mass STI testing events. The document also contains some key program and service statistics, our funding breakdown, and the names of the individuals who served on the 2015 Board of Health. The document is interactive and can be read on a mobile, tablet, or desktop device. We’ve also made a PDF version available for those who wish to download and print it.
In 2015, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, with help from the agencies (listed in the Acknowledgements section of the report), studied a cancer cluster located in a part of Remington Park in Windsor, Ontario.
In the fall of 2013 the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) sent a request to Cancer Care Ontario asking them to examine the rate of cancer in the Remington Park neighbourhood which is located in Windsor, Ontario. Remington Park neighbourhood was defined as the area of the city bordered by the following streets: Howard Ave. on the west, South Pacific Ave. on the north, Parent Ave. on the east, and Grand Marais on the south.
Cancer is a leading health issue in Ontario. In 2010 the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit released a report outlining statistics on cancer in the Windsor-Essex area from 1986-2005.
Overweight and obesity data for children under 12 in Windsor-Essex is limited. The Canadian Community Health Survey (Statistics Canada), the survey that provides local Body Mass Index (BMI) data for those aged 12 and over does not normally survey children under age 12.
Household food insecurity occurs when households do not have adequate or secure access to food because of financial constraints.