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The Population Health Unit provides public health and population health services to the three northern Health Authorities under a Co-Management Agreement, with input and direction from each of the northern health authorities for activities in their areas.

The Director of the Population Health Unit leads a team that works closely with the Medical Health Officer and Deputy Medical Health officer. Other members of the team include: Environmental Health Manager, Public Health Inspectors and Environmental Health Protection Coordinator; Nurse Epidemiologist; Public Health Nurse Specialist and TB Outreach Nurses; Communicable Disease/Immunization Coordinator; HIV Strategy Coordinator and Community Case Worker; Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator and Infection Control Practitioner; Dental Health Educator; Public Health Nutritionist; Health Promotion Coordinator; and Administrative Support Staff.

The Population Health Unit has roles and responsibilities within the three northern health authorities for:

  • Health protection and disease control and prevention;
  • Health surveillance and health status reporting;
  • Legislated mandate under the Public Health Act 1994 and regulations;
  • Liaison, consultation and advice;
  • Population and public health program planning and evaluation;
  • Population health promotion (advocacy for healthy public policy, community development, health education).

For more information, visit the Population Health Unit website.

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Contact Information:

Population Health Unit
P.O. Box 1920
La Ronge, SK
S0J 1L0

We are located in the Government of Canada Building
1016 La Ronge Avenue
La Ronge, SK
S0J 1L0

306-425-8512 (phone)
306-425-8550 (fax)