Harm Reduction Harm reduction strategies focus on reducing the harmful consequences of drug use and other risky behaviours that effect a person’s health. Harm reduction strategies recognize the difficulties associated with drug addiction and that avoiding drugs may not be realistic for everyone. These strategies are community-based, user-driven, non-judgmental, and address the way individuals may […]
Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.
SIMCOE, JANUARY 20, 2014 – If you missed getting your HPV vaccination in Grade 8 or did not finish all three does you can still get it for free. HPV or Human Papillomavirus is a common virus that affects both males and females. Some HPV types can cause genital warts, and certain types of cancer. […]
SIMCOE, MAY 9, 2013- While homosexuality was decriminalized in Canada in 1969, those in the gay and lesbian communities still face a significant amount of discrimination. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is reminding area citizens that homophobia, expressed as negative feelings or attitudes towards those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT) is a form […]