Welcome Public Health Ontario
Homepage of Public Health Ontario(PHO). PHO keeps Ontarians safe and healthy. With our partners in government, public health and health care, we prevent illness and improve health.
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Health Hazards Public Health Ontario
(Just Now) Health Hazards. Health hazards are chemical, physical or biological factors in our environment that can have negative impacts on our short- or long-term health. Exposure can occur through touch, inhalation, and ingestion. Understanding the risks of these hazards can help us to take action to avoid or mitigate these risks.
Ontario Public Health System Public Health Ontario
(2 days ago) Public Health Ontario (PHO) is an agency of the Government of Ontario and are a key partner in Ontario’s public health system. Our expertise spans the following areas: chronic disease prevention, emergency preparedness, environmental and occupational health, health promotion, injury prevention, infectious disease and microbiology. With this
Top Five High Risk Practices
(5 days ago) Top Five High Risk Practices: Recommendations and occupational health and safety responsibilities. Integrating best practices into routine care and responding to infections appropriately decreases the risk of outbreaks, elevates the general level of practice and protects the public and office staff.
Test Results Public Health Ontario
(Just Now) Qualified health care providers can receive test results in the following ways: 1. Auto Faxing. When your test results are available, we will fax them to the validated autofax number related to your account. To sign up for autofaxing, please call our Customer Service Centre at 416-235-6556 or toll free. 2.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
(3 days ago) Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI Lab Decision Support Tool) This tool uses PHO laboratory test results data to deliver integrated, up-to-date laboratory reports on gonorrhea and chlamydia to clinicians and management in public health units. Data is included since January 1, 2010 and is provided by public health unit and Ontario overall.
Health Protection Actions for People Experiencing
(9 days ago) health and mental health services. It is unclear how effective these health protection measures are in improving outcomes of people experiencing homelessness. There is evidence that shelter spaces that allow people to be isolated (e.g., single rooms vs. dormitories) …
Negative Impacts of Community-Based Public Health …
(2 days ago) health measures during pandemics and have been previously defined as a high-risk population for negative impacts during an outbreak.5 COVID-19 is an unprecedented global crisis compared to the most recent pandemics (e.g., H1N1 influenza in 2009)6 and the community-based measures are lasting a
iPHIS Resources Public Health Ontario
(1 days ago) The integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) is an information system for the reporting and surveillance of Diseases of Public Health Significance (DOPHS) in Ontario. This page contains resources that support public health units in completing these activities, including: user guides, which specify provincial data entry requirements
COVID-19 Workplace Resources Public Health Ontario
(Just Now) The Ministry of Labour is responsible for regulating, monitoring, and providing guidelines for health and safety in the workplace. Workers worried that their workplaces are unsafe can call the Health and Safety Call Centre at 1-877-202-0008. Showing 12 of 74016 documents. No results. COVID-19 Immunity Status and Community Public Health Measures.
Infection Prevention and Control Public Health Ontario
(Just Now) A multidisciplinary committee of health care professionals with expertise and experience in infection prevention and control. The committee advises PHO on the prevention and control of health care-associated infections, considering the entire health care system, with a focus on clients, patients, and residents, as well as health care providers.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Public Health Ontario
(3 days ago) Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are caused by micro-organisms such as viruses or bacteria that are transmitted through sexual contact, particularly vaginal, oral or anal sex. According to the World Health Organization, each year, there are over 350 million new cases around the world.
Laboratory Services Public Health Ontario
(3 days ago) We provide services to clinicians in primary care and hospitals as well as for Ontario’s public health units, including: clinical and environmental testing. clinical consultation. technical and customer service support. education and training programs for laboratory professionals. evaluation of new laboratory technologies and methodologies.
Our Departments Public Health Ontario
(2 days ago) We are dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. Our departments link public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best science and knowledge from around the world.
Chlamydia Public Health Ontario
(3 days ago) Chlamydia. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. It can spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex. Symptoms include painful urination, increased vaginal discharge and discharge from the penis. Asymptomatic infections are common.
Interim Guidance on Infection
(3 days ago) mental health facilities, outpatient clinics, community health centres and clinics, physician offices, dental offices, offices of other health professionals and home health care. Personal protective equipment (PPE): Clothing or equipment worn for protection against hazards. Staff:
Vision, Mission, Mandate and Values Public Health Ontario
(Just Now) In meeting our vision, mission and mandate, our primary clients include: Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and other ministries. local public health units health system providers and organizations across the continuum of care. In addition to these clients, our Partners for Health can also include
Leadership Team Public Health Ontario
(6 days ago) Dr. Michelle Murti is the Medical Director in the Health Protection Portfolio. She joined Public Health Ontario as a Public Health Physician in September 2017. Prior to joining Public Health Ontario, she was a Medical Health Officer-Medical Director at Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia.
Focus On: Logic model A planning and evaluation tool
(Just Now) In the field of public health and health promotion, logic models continue to be viewed as a valuable tool. Logic models illustrate the relationship between program input and activities and desired outcomes. Logic models are dynamic and responsive to the particular needs of programs and intitiatives. As a
Laboratory Contact Public Health Ontario
(6 days ago) Public Health Ontario also undertakes testing for private drinking water system owners (e.g., well water, treated lake water, water from cisterns). Private drinking water test results are available by phone, in person or by mail. Laboratory Customer Service.
Frequently Asked Questions Public Health Ontario
(8 days ago) For vaccine eligibility criteria and booking, visit the Government of Ontario's How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment webpage or call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488.. For a copy of your vaccine receipt visit https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/. For issues receiving a vaccine booking confirmation, please contact the Ministry of Health.
Accreditation and Licensing Public Health Ontario
(2 days ago) The clinical testing areas maintain accreditation for specific tests by the Institute for Quality Management in Health Care (IQMH) – Centre for Accreditation by meeting the requirements of ISO 15189 and are licensed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).
Developing health communication campaigns
(2 days ago) Health outcomes: a reduction in the incidence or prevalence of a health condition in the population For example: • Cardiovascular disease • Exposure to second‐hand smoke • Homelessness • Crime rates • Food borne illness 67 Set outcome objectives for four levels 68
Board of Directors Public Health Ontario
(9 days ago) PHO is accountable to the Minister of Health through the Chair of the Board of Directors. PHO operates organizationally as a separate entity from the government but is a part of government within a broader accountability framework set in government agreements, directives and procedures.
Ontario Investigation Tools Public Health Ontario
(9 days ago) The questionnaires are branded as the Ontario Investigation Tools (OITs). Ontario Investigation Tools assist with: identifying the source of the illness. identifying behavioural and social risk factors and exposures. case and contact management. case counselling. outbreak management. obtaining required data under the Health Protection and
Biological Health Hazards Public Health Ontario
(1 days ago) Biological Health Hazards. Biological health hazards include bacteria, viruses, parasites and moulds or fungi. They can pose a threat to human health when they are inhaled, eaten or come in contact with skin. They can cause illness such as food poisoning, tetanus, respiratory infections or parasite infection. We provide expertise and resources
Test Information Index Public Health Ontario
(Just Now) Test Information Sheets provide comprehensive instructions, including type of specimen to collect, collection kit and requisition, special requirements, specimen handling, test methodology and links to relevant Labstracts; and turnaround times.
Our Organization Public Health Ontario
(Just Now) Public Health Ontario keeps Ontarians safe and healthy. With our partners in government, public health and health care, we prevent illness and improve health. We provide the scientific evidence and expert guidance that shapes policies and practices for a healthier Ontario. PHO has locations across Ontario, including 11 laboratory sites.
Healthy Babies Healthy Children
(2 days ago) Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) is a program designed to help children in Ontario have a healthy start in life and provide them with opportunities to reach their potential. The program is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCSS) and delivered through Ontario’s public health units in partnership with
Occupational Health and Safety Scored Test
(5 days ago) Occupational Health and Safety Scored Test - ANSWERS Question 1 To make sure that Employers, Supervisors, and Workers work safely in the workplace, the Occupational Health and Safety Act sets standards, defines duties and responsibilities, and protects against hazards on the job. “The Act” does not provide a checklist. Question 2
COVID-19 – What We Know So Far About…Symptoms
(1 days ago) • The April 4, 2020 surveillance report from the Public Health Agency of Canada stated that 77% of 6,455 cases had a cough, while the March 29, 2020 surveillance report from Australia noted a cough in 70% of 2,257 cases with available information. Some studies of hospitalized
Current Job Opportunities Public Health Ontario
(7 days ago) Our goal is to ensure Ontario has the strongest public health system and Ontarians live in one of the safest places in the world. Careers Accessing PHO Careers Portal. In order to apply for a job at PHO, you will need to create a login using the link below to access our current job postings. This is a different login than your MyPHO account.
When to Self-isolate for Household
(2 days ago) • Essential reasons can vary by local public health unit, but may include attending work if work from home is not possible, school, childcare, getting groceries, attending medical appointments or picking up prescriptions. Follow local requirements for school, childcare and work attendance. Was exposed to COVID-19 and has symptoms
Healthy Eating Public Health Ontario
(3 days ago) Healthy eating is crucial for healthy development and for preventing disease. Our food choices are impacted by the environments in which we live, learn and play, including our homes, schools, recreation centres, grocery stores and restaurants. We provide information and expertise on healthy eating, healthy food environments and nutrition policies.
Infectious Disease Data Public Health Ontario
(4 days ago) An interactive tool, which provides an epidemiological analysis of over 60 diseases of public health significance in Ontario from 2005-2018. Ontario Respiratory Pathogen Bulletin The Ontario Respiratory Pathogen Bulletin (ORPB) is a comprehensive, weekly summary of …
Focus On: Six strategic steps for situational assessment
(1 days ago) Community Health Survey (CCHS),6 and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Infobase.7 The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) has created evidence search pyramids8 for major health areas including mental health, injury prevention and environmental health.
Risk Screening Tool (RST) Public Health Ontario
(5 days ago) Risk Screening Tool (RST) An online tool for ethics review. PHO applies a risk-based approach for ethics review, where all evidence-generating initiatives receive ethical scrutiny, proportionate to level of risk. Step one in the ethics review process is the Risk Screening Tool (RST), an online form developed by PHO.
Just Clean Your Hands Videos Public Health Ontario
(5 days ago) Just Clean Your Hands Videos. These videos will help you train staff on proper hand hygiene practices and implement the Just Clean Your Hands program in your hospital or long-term care home. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. Videos you watch may be added to the TV's watch history and influence TV recommendations.
STEP 1: MANAGE THE PLANNING
(Just Now) Public Health Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. Public Health Ontario links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world. For more information about
HIV – Diagnostic Serology Public Health Ontario
(4 days ago) Results are reported to the ordering physician or health care provider as indicated on the requisition. Specimens that are positive for HIV are reported to the Medical Officer of Health as per the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act. Test Methods. Specimens are screened for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) using a chemiluminescent
Research Public Health Ontario
(3 days ago) Research. We are an interdisciplinary scientific and research organization with province-wide reach that is committed to advancing public health evidence and knowledge. Our unique approach features applied public health research programs and is guided by public health needs. This model makes our work relevant at the local, national and
Substance Use Public Health Ontario
(2 days ago) Substance Use. Substance use refers to the consumption of alcohol, cannabis, opioids or other drugs. Substance use may lead to substance use disorders, overdose, infectious diseases or other complications. Reducing the harms associated with substance use can prevent injury, illness or death. We provide expertise and tools to help you plan
HIV Serology HIV PCR Test Requisition Form
(9 days ago) Health Information Protection Act, s.36(1)(c)(iii) for the purpose of clinical laboratory testing. If you have questions about the collection of this personal health information please contact the PHO laboratory Manager of Customer Service at 416-235-6556 or toll free 1-877-604-4567.
Infection Prevention and Control Public Health Ontario
(7 days ago) Infection Prevention and Control. Our Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) team develops, implements and evaluates strategies and programs to prevent the transmission of infections. We provide scientific and technical advice on health care associated infections and emerging IPAC issues. Our Regional IPAC Support Team provides support and
Media Public Health Ontario
(9 days ago) Our spokespeople are leading experts on public health issues like immunization, environmental and occupational health, health promotion, infection prevention and control, potential health emergencies, infectious diseases and more. Contact Media Relations to set up an interview or for more information. Contact [email protected] Or call us as 647
Syphilis – Serology Public Health Ontario
(8 days ago) Syphilis serology testing is indicated for routine diagnosis of suspected syphilis cases, monitoring of treatment of diagnosed syphilis, and as part of prenatal screening, and donor screening. If ordering as part of a Prenatal Serology work-up, see Prenatal – Serology.