Environmental Public Health Week 2019
September 23 to September 27, 2019 is Environmental Public Health Week. Celebrated for the past 17 years, Environmental Public Health Week recognizes the important work Public Health Inspectors carry out in our communities.
Environmental public health professionals including Public Health Inspectors are an integral component of health care. This year’s theme “Exploring the Edge” highlights the innovative approaches environmental health professionals take to existing and emerging public health concerns. Their work in areas such as safer and healthier foods; control of infectious diseases; healthier environments; and the recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard have contributed significantly to Canadians living longer.
Public Health Inspectors are involved in public education and the inspection and enforcement of a wide range of programs and services including food premises, recreational water, healthcare, childcare facilities, personal services, drinking water systems, land use, sewage systems, air quality, institutions and the control of health hazards within the community.
A huge thank you goes out to all Public Health Inspectors who protect the health of the public in our communities!
Attachment: Environmental Public Health Week Poster
For More Information:
Grey Bruce Health Unit
1-800-263-3456 or 519-376-9420 ext.1322