General Health Education Programs

Programs that provide information that helps the public make choices which promote personal health, prevent illness and disability, take advantage of opportunities for early detection, and support their ability to deal effectively with health problems when they arise. General health education programs provide information about a wide variety of health related topics rather than specializing in a particular area.



Provides a variety of services to improve healthy living for Chinese and South Asian immigrants in Hamilton.

Services include information about healthy living and referrals to Hamilton community health services.

A free phoneline that offers health services to Chinese and South Asian immigrants in Hamilton.

Services available in English, Chinese, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi

A telephone line answered by Public Health Nurses to provide information and assistance for expectant parents and families with children up to 6 years of age, on various health topics including:

Drop-in session at different locations.  Parents with children under the age of six can ask questions about their child's health and development.  Experts, such as Registered Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Resources Teachers, Public Health Nurses, Speech and Language Pathologists are

Offers a space for women to discuss different health topics, such as pelvic floor health, mindfulness and stress management, and other women's health topics. Classes are led by occupational and physical therapists and are offered in 4 week sessions.

A free program that offers weekly group activities designed with the principles of health promotion for seniors. Group is facilitated by a Registered Nurse and focuses on participant driven activities and information aimed to reduce isolation and support high risk seniors. 

Provides equitable access to knowledge, programs, and services that mitigate and prevent the development of chronic diseases and conditions. Programs include:

Provides and promotes opportunities to learn and make healthy lifestyle choices with a focus on environmental and policy approaches to increasing activity rates, healthy eating, tobacco use cessation, cancer prevention, and screening.

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