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Below you can find a list of Public Health services, tools, resources and teaching kits by topic available to residents and schools in the Region of Waterloo.

Dental Health

Our Dental Health program staff provide dental screenings at each elementary school for Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and Grade 2 classes. Grades 4, 6 and 8 may be screened as well.

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Environmental Health

Public Health works with food, air, land, and water environments, in addition to conducting inspections, to protect health, to promote healthy behaviours, and prevent the incidence and spread of diseases in Waterloo Region.

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Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is an essential component for student well-being. The information here provides ready to use tools and action plans using the Healthy Schools approach.

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Healthy Growth and Development

Our department staff provide information, distribution of screening tools and access to a variety of resources related to early childhood growth and development.

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Immunization

Immunizations, also called vaccinations or shots, help prevent serious illnesses and diseases. Here you will find information about immunization services available at schools, vaccine fact sheets and other resources.

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Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites which may cause serious illness or be transmitted to large numbers of individuals. Here you will find key Public Health services and resources for prevention and management of infectious diseases.

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Physical Activity

Physical Activity is a great way to promote student well-being. The information here provides ready to use tools and action plans using the Healthy Schools approach.

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Positive Mental Health

Our Healthy Schools approach provides a comprehensive way to address positive mental health in your schools through planning, action, evaluation and celebration of the school's successes.

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Road Safety and Injury Prevention

Public Health provides information related to road safety and injury prevention including cycling safety, distracted driving, pedestrian safety, concussions, etc.

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Sexual Health

Our Sexual Health program staff provide sexual health services and resources to prevent or reduce the burden of sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne infections, and to promote healthy sexuality for school communities.

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Skin Cancer Prevention (UVR Protection)

Children are especially at risk for damage from the sun as they have thin skin and are outdoors more than any other age group. Schools can create a safe environment for children to learn and play and staff to work by creating awareness, and implementing a skin protection curriculum.

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Substance Misuse Prevention

It is important to start talking to students about alcohol and drugs early. Here you will find information and resources for youth, teachers, and parents about substance misuse prevention.

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Tobacco Prevention, Protection and Cessation

A Public Health Nurse is available to provide consultation with school staff, students and parents on tobacco-related topics and issues. Also, a Youth Engagement Lead at Public Health is available to provide consultation with school staff on how to engage youth to create a tobacco prevention strategy within their school.

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Youth Engagement

Public Health offers the Youth Engagement and Development tool that can be used in organization to benefit both the youth and the business. Here you will learn about the key concepts, theories, models, and principles of the youth engagement approach and the benefits of doing youth engagement. 

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