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Monday, August 12, 2013

Pre-Reading Package- Strategic Planning Session February 28, 2013
Lambton Community Health Study February 28, 2013 Board Meeting Report Final 

NEWS RELEASE

Thursday, February 28, 2013 

Health Study Board to Create Sustainability Plan

Anne Marie Gillis, Chair of the Lambton Community Health Study, announced today that the Board of Directors has agreed to create a sustainability plan to ensure that the Lambton Community Health Study is completed. "The board spent the day revisiting our original goals and objectives. Today we struck a Task Force that will develop an action plan that will be released shortly. The Board remains committed to the key objectives that formed the creation of the Lambton Community Health Study."

The Lambton Community Health Study Board was formed in 2008. The Board has representation from a diverse group of local stakeholders including municipalities, first nations, business, labour, industry, occupational health, victims of occupational illness, and public health.

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January 20, 2012

Ontario Health Study - The Lambton Community Health Study (LCHS) has joined forces with the Ontario Health Study. The Ontario Health Study is an ongoing research study investigating risk factors that cause diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma and Alzheimer’s. If you live in Ontario and are 18 or older, you can take part in the OHS by filling out health-related questionnaires online. Researchers will use this health information to study how our lifestyle, environment and family history affect our health over time and to develop strategies for the prevention, early detection and treatment of diseases. 

By partnering with the Ontario Health Study and encouraging Lambton residents to join the study,  the LCHS plans to work with environmental health researchers to analyze Lambton data in order to learn more about the health of the community and the many factors that affect the health of our residents. 

Please follow the link to learn more about the Ontario Health Study and to register to participate.

https://www.ontariohealthstudy.ca

March 3, 2011

The Lambton Community Health Study Literature Review is available for viewing and public comment. The Literature Review Document is available on this site, in the Resources Section.

NEW!   The Report from the Lambton Community Health Study Online Survey February 2011

is now available. Please go to the RESOURCES Section to download the full report.

Telephone Survey and Open House Reports Available On-line:

The Report from the Lambton Community Health Study Telephone Survey is now available. Please go to the RESOURCES Section to download the full report.

The Report from the Lambton Community Health Study Open House meetings is now available. Please go to the RESOURCES Section to download the full report.


BACKGROUND

In early 2007, a meeting of community leaders and stakeholders took place and it was agreed that a study of the health effects associated with exposure to environmental emissions is a public health priority.

The health study Board of Directors was formed in 2008. The Board has representation from a diverse group of local stakeholders including municipalities, first nations, business, labour, industry, occupational health, victims of occupational illness, and public health. The County of Lambton has committed in-kind support for the health study group.

The Health Study Board has developed a multi-year plan which involves three distinct phases.

  • Phase I involved the establishment of a community based governance structure and the identification of a Board of Directors to oversee the project. This phase is complete.
     
  • Phase II will include a comprehensive literature review, community engagement, development of research questions and the development of call for proposals for Phase III.
     
  • Phase III will be the undertaking of the identified study(ies), communication of the results to Lambton residents and stakeholder groups, identification of next steps and remedial initiatives, if required.

 RESOURCES

Lambton CHS Board Manual June 2008 FINAL _2_Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Lambton CHS Board Manual June 2008 FINAL _2_.pdf
Final_Report_LCHS_Open Houses_Jan_6_2011Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Final_Report_LCHS_Open Houses_Jan_6_2011.pdf
LCHS_Telephone Survey Report Dec_2010Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
LCHS_Telephone Survey Report Dec_2010.pdf
Online Survey Report Feb 1 2011 (FINAL)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Online Survey Report Feb 1 2011 (FINAL).pdf
Open house meeting notes from Ada Lockridge - rec'd April 1, 2011Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Open house meeting notes from Ada Lockridge - rec'd April 1, 2011.pdf
Lambton_Final_December_2010_13Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Lambton_Final_December_2010_13.pdf

 NEWS AND UPDATES

Health Study Committee to Host Open House, for immediate release, November 5, 2010.

 

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