Reports - General

Reports - General

Locally Developed Collaborative Project
Implementing an evidence-informed public health approach to health promotion around substance use and preventing substance-related harms among youth aged 15-24 in Ontario.

Words of Thanks

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at our Locally Driven Collaborative Project on evidence-based strategies for preventing substance use-related harms among youth aged 15-24 in Ontario.

We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to Public Health Ontario, our team here at Grey Bruce Public Health, and our project co-applicants from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit who have contributed their time, expertise, and dedication to make this study a reality. Great thanks also go to the KFL&A Health Unit (Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington) and NOSM for their invaluable support.

We deeply appreciate our advisors and collaborators from the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network for their commitment and amazing support.

We also extend our thanks to the knowledge users/advisors from OCMOH, Ministry of Health Public Health Ontario, Ministry of Health, York Public Health, and Porcupine Health Unit for their efforts, support, and time.

Thanks to all knowledge users, collaborators, and public health units who completed our survey and provided us with invaluable insights to complete this project.

LDCP Final Report - Evidence-based Opioid Prevention Strategies for Substance-related Harms Among Youth 15-24 in Ontario (September 2023)

LDCP Infographic - Evidence-based strategies for preventing substance use-related harms among youth aged 15-24 in Ontario (September 2023)

LDCP Webinar Presentation


Systematic Review 2013: Association Between Wind Turbines and Human Distress PDF Document

The proximity of wind turbines to residential areas has been associated with a higher level of complaints compared to the general population. The study objective was to search the literature investigating whether an association between wind turbines and human distress exists.


Photovoice Report September 2011  PDF Document

Photovoice is a research technique based on the idea that local residents understand community issues better than outside professionals. In 2010/11, a group of local First Nations youth gathered together and used photography to express their vision and experiences with the ultimate goal of enhancing community health and well-being.

Grey Bruce Position Paper 2012  PDF Document
The Grey Bruce Health Communities Partnership report Reducing Alcohol Related Harm: Moving Toward a Culture of Moderation in Grey Bruce identifies seven recommendations for community-based actions to address the issue of alcohol misuse in Grey Bruce. The issue is not that Grey Bruce residents drink alcohol; but rather how much, how often and the context for drinking is the issue. That level of drinking has considerable social, health and economic impacts on our community and the public significantly underestimates the seriousness of these consequences.

Executive Summary Feb 15 2011  PDF Document

Grey Bruce is a vibrant community with stunning natural beauty, clean air and sparkling water. As residents, we feel a strong sense of belonging to the community and rate our overall health as very good. Yet when compared to the province, the results of some health indicators such as heavy drinking and injuries suggest that there is room for improvement for Grey Bruce.


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