Inspiring change and sharing ideas to make places healthier to live, work and play in KFL&A
Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is a key part of the health system. Our goal is to promote and protect the health of the more than 190,000 residents of the KFL&A area. Public Health staff (i.e., doctors, nurses, health inspectors, dietitians, and many more) work in a variety of places from schools, workplaces to immunization clinics; with families and newborns to support their needs; they inspect restaurants, swimming pools, tattoo shops, hair and nail salons, and spas. In addition, staff work along side politicians and decision makers to create bylaws and policies that lead to healthier communities.
My Community, My Health will capture honest, unbiased, and science-based advice from staff at KFL&A Public Health. Their stories will appeal to KFL&A residents of various ages and stages of life, educators, employers, municipal leaders, and many more that want to learn about the latest news in public health to inspire change and sharing of ideas to make healthier communities that give everyone the opportunity to thrive and live life to the fullest.
Stories will feature information on healthy communities that have been planned and built well to support the physical, mental and social health of its residents. Some health topics will include: access to healthy foods (e.g., community gardens, food policy); physical activity and safe places to commute by walking and cycling; preventing injuries and promoting public safety; sun safety and access to shade; and environmental health (e.g., clean water, fluoridated community water supply, etc.).
Please subscribe to learn more about public health and healthy communities in KFL&A. We hope you enjoy My Community, My Health blog. For more information on any of the blog topics, visit the agency’s website at kflaph.ca.