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News / Events

  • Confirmed Case of Mumps

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/May 18, 2018 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) has received a confirmed case of mumps in our area.

    Mumps is a vaccine preventable disease. The most common symptoms include:

  • Public Health Beach Season Begins/May 18, 2018

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/May 18, 2018 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction. Bathing beach water quality is monitored by the collection and analyses of water samples. Samples are analyzed at a public health laboratory for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E.

  • Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

    Prince Edward County/May 7, 2018 - Prince Edward County residents are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets between May 14 -18, 2018.  People can drop off old or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications at local pharmacies next week or another day that is convenient. 

  • Making Healthier Choices When Eating Out

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / May 1, 2018 – If you have children in a publicly-funded elementary school, check their backpacks this month for a brochure on making healthier choices when eating out!  Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is encouraging parents to use the brochure to make informed choices when dining at restaurants.

  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge holds Active Recess Workshops

    Local educators and leadership students to promote screen-free recesses

  • "Brush Up on the Facts" Campaign Urges Parents to Keep Kids' Teeth Healthy

    “Brush up on the Facts” Campaign Urges Parents to Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy

  • To All Families in Hastings and Prince Edward: Power Off and Play!

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / April 3, 2018 – Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward is launching the Power Off and Play! initiative to encourage kids and families to build a balanced day that is not filled with screen time.

  • Plan for a sexy Valentine's Day

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/February 12, 2018 - Valentine's Day may bring thoughts of romance but this year let it also bring thoughts of health....sexual health. Whether you are sexually active or not, we are all sexual people. Sexual health isn't just about preventing sexually transmitted infection; it's about being aware of your body and about making healthy decisions.

  • Winter Safe Driving Reminder

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / January 17, 2018 - Winter driving can be a challenge, but there are ways to make it easier and safer. The Quinte Region Traffic Coalition (QRTC) would like to remind drivers of important practices to help reduce the risk of collision and injury.

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health launches "wouldurather..." to support young adults to become smoke-free

    Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/January 8, 2018 – More young adults aged 18-29 in Ontario smoke compared to all other age groups, and they overwhelmingly say that they want to quit!

    What is the best way to do that? Use evidence-based quit aids, and get into a program that is specifically tailored for them.