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:
Healthy Communities Partnership
While the formal Healthy Communities Partnership project has concluded, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health continues to work with community partners through multiple channels in order to positively impact the health of the population. In addition, Healthy Communities initiatives continue to be coordinated at the community level, and HPEPH works alongside local agencies, municipalities, and residents to encourage healthy living.
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge (The Challenge) is a provincially-funded community program that aimed to promote the health and well-being of children ages 0 to 12. Local partners from different sectors, including HPEPH, worked together to implement activities that promote healthy eating, physical activity, or other healthy habits for kids. Hastings and Prince Edward Counties joined 44 other communities across Ontario that took 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.