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New Public Health Website Will Improve Connection with Community

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Hastings and Prince Edward Counties / January 9, 2020 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) has launched a new website to enhance interaction with clients, partners, and the public. The new site supports ongoing efforts to ensure members of our community have easy and convenient access to public health information and services.

The new site, which can be accessed at hpePublicHealth.ca, incorporates user-friendly features such as:

  • Online registration for group classes
  • Online payment options
  • An interactive online calendar
  • Restructured sections for health care providers, educators, and other partners
  • Online ordering options for community partners
  • Enhanced accessibility and mobile responsiveness
  • Emergency alert pop-up notifications
  • User-friendly navigation
  • Integration with HPEPH’s social media channels

“Investing in and improving our web presence supports several key actions in our Strategic Plan 2019-2023,” says Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at HPEPH. “This new website is an efficient tool that will help enhance our ongoing engagement with clients, health care providers, workplaces, educators, parents, and more.”

The new website was developed by local design firm SNAP 360, and was informed by engagement with staff and stakeholders throughout 2019. As the site aims to continually improve access to public health information and services, plans are in place for ongoing evaluation and updating as required, to ensure it meets the needs of clients, partners and staff.

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Media Contact:
Emily Tubbs, Communications Specialist
613-966-5500 x 464 or 613-848-2398
etubbs@hpeph.ca

About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is a public health agency that serves the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward from four local offices. We monitor the health of our local population, deliver programs and services within our communities, and help develop healthy public policies. We provide information and support in many areas to help improve the health and well-being of our residents. Together with our communities, we help people become as healthy as they can be. For more information, please visit hpePublicHealth.ca. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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We are gradually resuming in-person services at HPEPH by appointment only at this time.  Please review our Service Interruptions page for more information.

All program lines and the COVID-19 information line operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays).

To assist us with our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask anyone visiting the office for an appointment to:

  • bring a non-medical mask, physical distancing may not be possible during your appointment
  • maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres, both inside and outside the office
  • review symptoms of COVID-19, and reschedule your appointment if you have symptoms of the virus, or any other illness
  • reschedule your appointment if a family member or other close contact is ill
  • use accessible buttons to open doors, instead of handles
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building

We have made additional changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are visiting our office for an appointment, you can be confident that we are:

  • increasing our cleaning, in alignment with heightened infection control protocols
  • considering alternatives to in-person appointments and meetings when possible
  • screening staff and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19
  • offering in-person services by appointment only to reduce traffic in office
  • ensuring staff wear masks and/or other protective equipment when seeing clients

Please continue to our website for more information about our programs and services.