Help Guide the Future of your Health Care via Online Survey
The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), has launched a public-engagement process to encourage residents from across the region to help guide the future of health care in their communities via an online survey.
The perspectives and input gathered will inform the South East LHIN’s fifth Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP5). The South East LHIN relies on information gathered through community engagement to make decisions about health-system transformation, health-service delivery and funding allocations.
To access the survey, please link here to the South East LHIN’s home page. The survey, which requires five to 10 minutes to complete and closes April 20, is included in the rotating banner at the top of the page.
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QFHT PROGRAM SUMMARY
Our Breastfeeding Drop-In program is offered every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. All babies and parents are welcome. Click here for all the details.
Introducing Solid Foods to your Baby
Offered the last Monday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., this program teaches what foods are best for baby and how to make homemade baby food. To register, call 613-533-9300, Ext. 73051 or Ext. 73822. Click here for all the details.
Best Health, Best Weight
Our current Best Health, Best Weight program, held over 10 mornings for two hours, will be held again in early 2018. For more information, ask your health-care provider or visit this page for updates. (Please click here for information about our most recent session.)
Understanding and Coping with Anxiety and Depression
Our next Understanding and Coping with Anxiety and Depression program, held over six afternoons for two hours each session, will be held again in early 2018. For more information, ask your health-care provider or visit this page for updates.
For a list of all of our programs and services, visit our Programs and Services page.
Other News & Information
Whooping Cough Vaccine
Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health has confirmed that pertussis (whooping cough) has been diagnosed in the Kingston area. Whooping cough is a very serious contagious illness. It is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, sneezing or talking. Persons infected with whooping cough can spread the germ for 21 days after they begin to feel sick. Babies and pregnant women are most at risk, and all children and adults should be immunized against it. Read more here.
QFHT Physician Contact List
For a list of Queen's Family Health Team physicians and nurse practitioners, and reception contact information, click here.
QFHT News Archive
Humourous Video Addresses Fecal Occult Blood Test
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, has created an animated instructional video on the Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT), the screening method for average-risk people aged 50 and over for colorectal cancer. It's a simple test that can be done at home, and this video takes all the mystery (and, hopefully, fear) out of it through humourous commentary and visuals.
It is recommended that men and women 50 years of age or older, who do not have a family history of colorectal cancer and do not have symptoms, be screened every two years using an FOBT. Studies show that when this screening test is performed every two years, combined with a colonoscopy for those who test positive, it will reduce death from colorectal cancer by 16 per cent over a decade.
For more information about the FOBT, talk to your health care provider.
Loblaws Dietitian Events, Tours and Workshops
Loblaws Kingston In-Store Dietitian offers free services including educational store tours. Topics include, but are not limited to, healthy eating on a budget, family-friendly meals, food allergies 101 and eating for busy families. Monthly cooking classes and community education events are also offered.
For more information, contact Loblaws dietitian Heather Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-483-2193.