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Health Unit Asks Voters To Consider Health When Casting Your Ballot

Posted: 2018-09-20 09:21:21 By: hbr

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is asking municipal candidates to make health matter during this election, and is encouraging local voters to press their municipal candidates for responses on major public health issues.

A municipal government’s influence on people’s well-being needs to be top of mind, says Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner. Municipal policies can have a profound influence on health.

The eight issues include income, housing, built environment, alcohol, opioids, cannabis, food insecurity and climate change.

The health unit has posted an election fact sheet on its website with eight key issues for electors to raise at all-candidate meetings, or when candidates come calling. They’re available from the home page of the website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.