Publications | Hastings Prince Edward Public Health


2018 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our Annual Report for the 2018 calendar year. This report provides an overview of the work completed by public health staff to help our communities be as healthy as they can be. The report includes key facts and statistics, as well as our annual financial report, and messages from both the Board Chair and the Medical Officer of Health and CEO.


2019-2023 Strategic Plan

In consultation with our community stakeholders and staff, the Board of Health has developed a Strategic Plan that will guide our operations for the next five years. With a vision of healthy communities, healthy people, this Plan will help us achieve our mission of working with our communities to help people become as healthy as they can be. For a complete overview of our Mission, Vision, Values, and the five priority areas we will be focusing on for the next five years, we encourage you to have a look at the online version of our 2019 – 2023 Strategic Plan. We look forward to working with community partners to implement this Plan, and the impact it will have in our organization and our community.


School Health Situational Assessment (2018-2019)

During the 2018-2019 school year, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH), Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB), and Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) worked together to find out what local schools need to support the well-being of students. Many of you answered survey questions, attended focus groups or were interviewed to help us determine how we can work together to build healthy school communities. A final report and an infographic has been created to provide a snapshot of the situational assessment process and the results.


Healthy Communities Policy and Capacity Building Initiative: A Contribution Analysis

Over a five year period (2012-2017), Hastings Prince Edward Public Health developed and implemented a comprehensive health promotion approach that aimed to address elements of the local built environment that have the potential to influence healthy eating and active living (HEAL) behaviours. This contribution analysis report assesses how these strategies contributed to the development of relevant programs and policies with the potential to create supportive environments for HEAL in Hastings and Prince Edward counties


2017 Annual Report

We are pleased to present our 2017 Annual Report, which includes messages from the Chair of the Board of Health and the Office of the Medical Officer of Health, as well as a financial overview and key facts and statistics of the work we do in both health protection and promotion.  The 2017 report is for the fiscal year which ended on December 31, 2017.


Communicating Effectively with Parents: An Evidence Summary

Communication is a crucial component of public health practice that must be appropriate and feasible to successfully reach all populations. Understanding the most effective communication strategies for different population groups is an important issue that merits examination. This evidence summary of published literature completed in October 2017 outlines the recommendations for public health to communicate more effectively with parents.


Increasing Resilience in Children Ages 0-12 Years: An Evidence Summary

Throughout the early years, healthy social and emotional development paves the path for positive mental health and resilience later in life.  Resilience is the capacity to positively respond or adapt to, learn, and grow when confronted with change, challenging life circumstances, and setbacks, while minimizing or avoiding the damaging effects of those events. This evidence summary of published literature completed in September 2017 reviews interventions to build or increase resilience in children, ages 0-12.


Public Health's Role in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: Where Do We Start?

Health is influenced not only by genetic make-up and lifestyle behaviours, but also by living conditions. These conditions, including levels of income and education, social supports, early life experiences, housing, and natural and built environments, are known as the social determinants of health. This evidence summary of published literature completed in August 2017 outlines the actions and key messages for public health in addressing the social determinants of health. The detailed data extraction table is available upon request.


Healthy Policies for Active Transportation - February 2018

Building Complete and Sustainable Communities: Healthy Policies for Active Transportation is a report that draws upon the most current public health evidence to identify key objectives and supporting actions for local municipalities who are working to create community settings that make it easier for people to walk, bike and roll for transportation and recreation. 

Please see letter to the Editor from Maureen Piercy, Board of Health Chair, regarding the importance of municipal active transportation policies


2016 Community Engagement Report

The purpose of the 2016 Community Engagement Report is to describe Hastings Prince Edward Public Health's efforts towards achieving the 2011 Ontario Public Health Organizational Standard to ensure responsiveness to the needs of the local communities.


2015 Annual Report

We are pleased to present our online Annual Report for 2015, which includes messages from the Chair of the Board of Health and the Medical Officer of Health, as well as accountability indicators, facts and statistics, and financial statements for the organization’s 2015 fiscal year which ended December 31, 2015.


2014 Annual Report

This online report features messages from the Medical Officer of Health and the Chair of the Board of Health, as well as financial and performance highlights for the organization’s 2014 fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.

Learn more by reading our 2014 Annual Report.