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Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.
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  • Board of Health approves HNHU’s 2024-27 Strategic Plan

    The Haldimand and Norfolk Board of Health has approved the 2024-27 Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) Strategic Plan.    The document guides staff as they strive to meet the public health needs of the community while responding to changes in the public health system. It also communicates priorities with partners and the communities the Health Unit […]

  • Health Unit reminds the public to enjoy the solar eclipse safely

    On Monday, April 8, Haldimand and Norfolk counties will be two of the few places in Canada within the path of totality for the solar eclipse. The path of totality is a narrow strip where the moon will completely cover the sun – blocking out its light. The eclipse is expected to begin around 2:00 […]

  • Local food affordability study sees increase in the cost of healthy food

    The cost of a healthy diet was unaffordable for many Haldimand and Norfolk residents in 2023, according to a new report from the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU).   Each May, the HNHU collects food affordability data using the Ontario Nutritious Food Basket Survey tool. Sixty-one items, including fruits and vegetables, protein foods and whole grain […]

  • Increased measles activity globally

    With travel-related measle cases detected in Ontario and some within neighbouring health units, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) would like to remind residents to ensure they are up to date on their measles vaccine, especially if planning to travel abroad.   Children routinely receive the first dose of measles vaccine (MMR) at one year of age […]

  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit Revamps Respiratory Virus Dashboard

    The Haldimand- Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) statistics page will now feature dates and locations of respiratory illness outbreaks, including COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV. As part of the HNHU’s continued efforts to provide transparent and relevant information to the public, key features have been updated to include: A summary page that integrates data for all respiratory illnesses […]