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About Us

Public health is an important part of the health care system in Canada. In fact, the work of public health is to keep people healthy and prevent injury, illness and premature death.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, like all 36 health units in Ontario, offers a combination of programs and services, and works on policies and initiatives that protect and promote the health of the populations it serves. In doing so, we recognize that health is complex and influenced by a number of factors, such as where we live and work, the amount of money we have, and our social connections. These factors are called the social determinants of health, and in collaboration with our partners, and oftentimes behind-the-scenes, we work to address them and the role they play in health of our communities.

Our Mission

As champions of health for all, we work with individuals, families, agencies and communities to promote and protect health, and to prevent disease and injury.

Our Vision

The people who live, work and play in Simcoe Muskoka lead healthy, fulfilling and productive lives.

We Value:

  • EXCELLENCE in promoting and protecting health, and providing quality programs and services.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY for our individual and collective actions and outcomes, and for the responsible and effective use of public funds and resources.
  • RESPECT for all people and their right to be treated fairly and with dignity.
  • WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP and collaborating with governments, agencies, communities, families and individuals.
  • A POSITIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT where employees are engaged, and encouraged to exchange ideas, communicate openly, be innovative, and practice work-life balance.
  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY for health.
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