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Reports

Health@Simcoe Muskoka is an annual look at both ongoing activities and the new public health issues emerging in our changing world. This document includes the agency’s annual report.

SMDHU Annual Report 2022

SMDHU Annual Report 2020-2021

2019-2020 Health@Simcoe Muskoka - Full colour (PDF) OR Minimal ink for printing (PDF)

2018-2019 Health@Simcoe Muskoka (PDF)

2017-2018 Health@Simcoe Muskoka (PDF)

2016/2017 Health@Simcoe Muskoka (PDF)

2015/2016 Health@Simcoe Muskoka (PDF)

Mitigating Harms of COVID-19 Public Health Measures: Situational Assessment Report (July 2020)

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), in collaboration with several other Ontario public health agencies, completed a situational assessment to help determine how community-based public health measures are negatively influencing the health and well-being of the general population and sub-populations, and to identify mitigation strategies to reduce these negative impacts. To access the final report and all component reports, please click here.

COVID-19 Infection and Marginalization in Simcoe Muskoka report (August 25, 2020)

The rate of COVID-19 infections in Simcoe Muskoka is highest among those that live in areas that are moderately or well resourced, as measured by the Ontario Marginalization Index. For more information on the impact of marginalization on COVID-19 infection in Simcoe Muskoka see the full report and summary presentation.

COVID-19 Infection and Links with Ethno-Culturally Diverse Areas in Simcoe Muskoka (June 15, 2020)

The rate of COVID-19 infections in Simcoe Muskoka is highest among those that live in areas with greater ethnic diversity when compared to areas with lower ethnic diversity as measured by the Ontario Marginalization Index. For more information on the impact of COVID-19 infections in culturally diverse areas of Simcoe Muskoka see the full report and summary presentation.

SMDHU Indigenous Engagement Learning Journey – Situational Assessment Report (2023)

This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of a multi-component situational assessment conducted to inform the health unit of how to proceed with building and maintaining meaningful engagement and mutually desired collaborative working relationships with Indigenous Peoples, organizations and communities in Simcoe Muskoka.

As part of the situational assessment, two scoping reviews were undertaken to learn and understand more about the following topics:

  1. Engagement Practices and Models of Engagement (2019)
  2. Government Jurisdictional Considerations Related to Public Health Services for Indigenous Peoples (2023)

 


SMDHU Mental Health Promotion Strategy Report

The health unit’s Strategic Transition Plan 2019-2020 outlined a goal to promote positive mental health across the lifespan and to create a Mental Health Promotion Strategy for the agency that is reflective of the community we serve. Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s Mental Health Promotion Strategy Report (2019-2022) outlines our strategy.

 

Summary Report of Partnership Initiatives between SMDHU and School Boards and Schools in Simcoe Muskoka


This summary report offers an overview of the various initiatives collaboratively undertaken by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), school boards and schools in Simcoe Muskoka each school year to promote and protect health and to prevent disease and injury.

Read the 2018-2019 Partnership Initiatives Report (PDF)



Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Annual report

The CMOH 2022 Annual Report Being Ready: Ensuring Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Outbreaks and Pandemics examines the status of Ontario's unpreparedness for the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact the last three years of the pandemic has had on individuals, families, communities ad society.  It also looks at the lessons learned from the COVID-19 and past pandemics and what we must do to be ready for the next one. 

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