Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the Grey Bruce Health Unit moves to the Green Prevent Level of the Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: We are currently not booking vaccinations. Please avoid calling in an attempt to schedule vaccinations at this time. For week of March 1, vaccinations will focus on 2nd dose for all LTCH residents; First Responders (Police and Fire); Community Health Care Workers in Highest/Very High Categories; Community Needle Exchange Partners; and over 80 clients. For clients 80 years of age and older - primary care should be reaching out to them directly; and, for those in this group who do not have a primary care provider (or have a primary care provider outside of the Grey/Bruce region, a 1800 # will soon be available to book appointments.

Please do not call your healthcare provider to book an appointment.

Please do not call Health Unit to book an appointment.

Vaccine rollout details

Intimate Partner Violence

The Centre for Disease Control defines intimate partner violence as “physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy”.  From: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/

From the Canadian Women’s Foundation: “Most men are not abusive to their families. However, when family violence does occur, the victims are overwhelmingly female: 83% of all police-reported domestic assaults are against women.  This pattern is consistent for every province and territory across Canada. 

"The Power and Control Wheel"

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The Power and Control Wheel source has been used with permission by:

The Task Force on the Health Effects of Woman Abuse,

Middlesex London Health Unit (2000) 

“Task Force on the Health Effects of Woman Abuse – Final Report.”

London, Ontario:  Marion Boyd, Crosshealth Consultant Services.

What does intimate partner violence involve?

Abuse during pregnancy - A serious issue
 

 

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