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­­­Health Connection now on Facebook and Twitter

Nov 21, 2013
Health Connection, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s free confidential health information and advice service, is now available on Facebook and Twitter, as well as email or phone, and through translation, in 170 languages.

­­­SIMCOE MUSKOKAHealth Connection, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s free confidential health information and advice service, is now available on Facebook and Twitter, as well as email or phone, and through translation, in 170 languages.

“The public health nurses and inspectors at Health Connection have been a credible source of advice for residents of Simcoe Muskoka for many years and expanding into social media makes the service more accessible for everyone,” said Reina Barker, manager of Health Connection. “Now our residents can connect with us wherever they are, however they want, and with our translation service, in the language they prefer.”

Staffed by nurses, customer service representatives and public health inspectors, Health Connection has supported residents of the County of Simcoe and the District of Muskoka for more than 20 years. Health Connection began with a telephone service, expanded to email via the health unit’s website more than a decade ago and is now increasing its availability to the public once again with the use of Facebook and Twitter.

“People are increasingly using mobile devises to access information wherever they are, whenever they need it,” said Barker. “Whether it’s a question about breastfeeding, immunization or quitting smoking, by expanding our Heath Connection service into social media we give our residents more choices for connecting with us.” 

Some of the most common queries Health Connection receives are about parenting, breastfeeding, prenatal clinics, well water testing and car seat clinics. However, staff can advise residents on a diverse array of public health-related subjects, as well as connect people to health unit programs and services and other community resources.

To connect with Health Connection, free confidential health information and advice at your fingertips, Facebook, Twitter, or call 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or email via the website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.

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