Monday May 13, 11:45 – 1:30 pm speaker series luncheon featuring Dr. Meredith MacKenzie (Street Health) on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
This talk will be about the impacts of ACEs and how we can use this knowledge to transform our community’s approach to dealing with youth to address root causes and break cycles. This talk is based on the premise that if we can predict it, we can prevent it, so what do we need to do? As part of this, I’m interested in learning about all the local organizations that are using the ACEs approach, and/or that have mentoring programs that people can volunteer with as part of the ‘call to action’ coming out of this event.
Train the trainer workshop – Trauma and Violence Informed Care in the Opioid Epidemic
May 22, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 @ KFLA Public Health, 221 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston
$35pp Facilitator is Dr. Jenna Webber, MD, H.BHSc
INTENTIONALLY ANSWERING THE CALLS Embedding the Principles of Reconciliation & Calls to Action in your Programs & Services
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intentionally-answering-the-calls-tickets-59300462279
KFL&A Public Health Releases the Cost of Eating Healthy Report
Kingston – KFL&A Public Health has released the 2018 Cost of Eating Healthy Report. Based on the local results of the Nutritious Food Basket annual survey, the cost to eat healthy in 2018 for a family of four (two adults, two children), is approximately $874 per month. Although a decrease of $14 from the 2017 report, the results strongly demonstrate how vulnerable populations with a fixed or low income have difficulty affording healthy food after accounting for rent and other basic expenses.
Currently, 10% of households in the KFL&A area live with food insecurity, meaning that they can’t afford to buy the food they want and need for good health. Food insecure households have little money left to buy food after paying their basic expenses, or they might skip meals so that there is enough food for their children.
KFL&A Public Health is committed to developing, implementing, and supporting programs and services that address health disparities, such as food insecurity.
The full Cost of Eating Healthy report, including the details of the cost of eating healthy based on household size and income, is available at kflaph.ca or via this link.
For more information, contact:
Susanne Orychock, BPR
Communications and Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 613-549-1232, ext. 1236