Niagara Region Public Health expanded its strategic planning process through broader consultation with our Niagara community in an effort to assist with the development of the overall plan. Over 2,500 people shared their feedback about where Public Health should focus our work over the next four years.
Common and recurring themes we heard when we asked "What does Niagara need to be healthy?":
Niagara Region Public Health believes that being strongly connected to our community of communities is vital to optimizing the health of Niagara. Public Health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society." In order to lead the implementation of new knowledge that will advance the well-being of society, a local public health unit needs to connect with the fabric of its society.
Public Heath is guided by these Ontario Public Health Standards' foundational principles of Need, Impact, Capacity, and Partnerships and Collaboration.
Niagara Region Public Health is committed to the public health needs of our community. We demonstrate this commitment through health protection, disease prevention, health promotion and injury prevention programs.
We will apply our population health equity lens to ensure that we have considered the need for targeted sub-population programming, combined with universal programs that benefit all Niagara residents.
For more information, email Dr. V. Jaeger, Medical Officer of Health.