TBDHU Blog: Public Health for Thunder Bay

Welcome to the Health Unit's own blog - written by public health experts with a Thunder Bay lens. We look forward to engaging with you on here! 

Recent Posts

Bob the Hockey Player
February 12, 2018 by Rick Thompson
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sex & Sexuality
  • Social Determinants of Health

When we think 'harm reduction' we think illicit drugs. How can we not? Every news story, blog post, podcast or pamphlet that mentions harm reduction links it to illicit drugs. But what if I told…

Small Changes Toady, Healthier You Tomorrow graphic
January 31, 2018 by Adena Miller
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Workplace Health

At this time of year, we often promise ourselves that we’ll make healthy lifestyle changes. Sometimes, change can be hard! A common reason for not making these changes stick is because it’s just…

Boy being walked to school
January 18, 2018 by Laura Dennis
  • Immunizations

If you have a young one starting school in 2018 you may be thinking, “How did my baby grow up so fast? Feels like yesterday I was just changing diapers, waking up 5 times a night, making baby food…

New Year's Resolutions 2018
January 8, 2018 by Rachel Globensky
  • Healthy Eating
  • Mental Health
  • Workplace Health

Making resolutions at the beginning of a new year started about 4,000 years ago when Babylonians resolved to return borrowed items to their neighbour.  In later times, Romans made promises to…

3 men cooking a meal together
December 20, 2017 by Kelsey Stojkovic
  • Healthy Eating

For many people, the holidays are a time of traditions, with a lot of them around food. Baking holiday treats, serving family favourites and gathering for…

Last Updated: 03/10/2017