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Correction Notice: HPEPH 2022 Election Primer

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/May 4, 2022

On April 28, 2022 Hastings Prince Edward Public Health posted a 2022 Provincial Election Primer and issued a media release encouraging residents to “Make Health Matter” at the polls by using evidence-based information to vote for what matters to them and their family.

The April 28 version of this primer provided inaccurate indicators related to alcohol use in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties (HPEC). The original version mistakenly provided a rate of emergency department visits per 1,000 population. This rate is accurately portrayed per 100,000 population. The corrected rates related to alcohol use are indicated below and in the updated version of the primer.

  • The rate of emergency department visits for conditions entirely caused by alcohol is higher than the provincial average at 555.6 (compared to 514.6 across Ontario) per 100,000 population.
  • The rate of alcohol attributable hospitalizations for injury in HPEC is higher than the provincial average at 9.8 (compared to 7.5 across Ontario) per 1,000 population.
  • The rate of alcohol-attributable hospitalizations for chronic disease in HPEC is higher than the provincial average at 12.3 (compared to 9.4 across Ontario) per 1,000 population.

HPEPH is committed to transparency and accuracy of information provided to the public and partners, and sincerely apologizes for this error.

A corrected version of the 2022 Provincial Election Primer is available online as a downloadable PDF, at, and will be provided directly to election candidates.


Media Contacts:

Maureen Hyland, Communications Specialist

Emily Tubbs, Communications Specialist

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. HPEPH is situated and provides services on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee people. 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 You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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