Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) participates in a number of community partnerships that support the delivery of our mission to enable the people in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties to achieve and maintain optimal health. These partnerships include:
The Healthy Communities Partnership is a network of local agencies, municipalities, and residents that are committed to working together to create settings that make healthy living part of our everyday lives, in our everyday settings. This initiative recognizes that promoting and maintaining the health of residents involves promoting community health by fostering a social and physical environment that provides easily accessible and affordable opportunities for health. Hastings Prince Edward Public Health leads this initiative by collaborating with local communities as they strive to become leaders in creating healthy places for people to live.
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge (The Challenge) is a provincially-funded community program that aims to promote the health and well-being of children ages 0 to 12. Local partners from different sectors, including HPEPH, work together to implement activities that promote healthy eating, physical activity, or other healthy habits for kids. Hastings and Prince Edward Counties join 44 other communities across Ontario taking part in The Challenge.
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health partners with Quinte Conservation in a number of areas related to water quality and safety. Through participation on a joint Source Water Protection Committee, proactively communicating regarding the potential of seasonal flooding, collaborating to respond to water quality issues such as blue-green algae, and responding to community well water issues such as low water levels, HPEPH works in partnership with Quinte Conservation to maintain optimal public health within our region.
QRTC is a long standing road safety coalition whose membership includes HPEPH and nine local police services. The QRTC works to improve road safety in our community by concentrating on the issues that are the major contributors to injury and death on our roads.