Please scroll through the health topics below to find resources and tools to support you in your practice. If you require any documents in an alternative format, please let us know! Call Health Line at 519-271-7600 extension 267.

Alcohol and Cannabis

Alcohol

Cannabis

Resources for health professionals:

Cannabis resources for distribution to patients

Baby and Child Development

Resources for Health Professionals:

  • To download or print: Keeping Kids on Track poster – a referral pathway to support early identification and development for children ages 0 to 6 years. To receive a printed copy of this poster, please call Health Line.

18 Month Enhanced Well-Baby Visit

Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding

Concussions

Lyme Disease

Nutrition

Parenting and Postpartum

Health Unit support services for parents of young children:

Preconception Health

1. The Preconception Health Care Tool is designed to be used over a series of visits. Use it to:

  • Assess your patient’s preconception health.
  • Identify potential physical, genetic, psychosocial and environmental risk factors for pregnancy.
  • Address issues before patients become pregnant.
  • Consider the potential impact of conception and pregnancy when diagnosing and treating patients.
  • Counsel patients about current behaviours that might affect conception and pregnancy.
  • Created through a collaboration between Centre for Effective Practice, the Ontario College of Family Physicians, and Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario, 2015.

2. Physical Activity and Pregnancy- Parmed-X for Pregnancy

The Parmed-X for Pregnancy is a four-page guideline for health screening prior to participation in a prenatal fitness class or other exercise.

Preconception Resources

1. Reproductive Health Life Plans

These booklets for adults and teens will guide them through six topic areas, providing them with facts and referrals, and the opportunity to respond to a series of questions that will help them to make healthy decisions, set goals and plan for their future. Topics include: physical health, mental health, reproductive health, relationships, family health history and their future.

Adult – My Life My Plan Booklet

Adult Life Plan

Adult Life Plan (fillable document)

Teen-My Life My Plan Booklet

Teen My Life My Plan (booklet available from the Health Unit)

Teen My Life My Plan (fillable document)

Prenatal Health

Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy Booklet

A booklet full of information for your expectant patients in early pregnancy on to have a health pregnancy and a healthy baby. Everything she needs to know about healthy eating, physical activity, physical changes, emotional health and changes, and more. Call the Health Line at 519-271-7600 extension 267 to order your supply.

Prenatal Education Key Messages

The Prenatal Education Key Messages resource is a central source of evidence-based information that can be used for routine universal prenatal education by a range of prenatal education providers.

Prenatal Resources – Lower Literacy

  1. A Healthy Start for Baby and Me Booklet (available from the Perth District Health Unit)

Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2016

This low literacy prenatal book is suitable for women who have difficulty reading due to literacy or language. It includes information about prenatal care, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, pregnancy, labour and birth, postpartum period, infant safety and early infant care.

Prenatal Resources in Other Languages (available for download through links only)

  1. Giving Birth in a New Land – A guide for women new to Canada and their families – Booklet

Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2014

This resource (also available in four separate chapters) contain information for newcomer women who are pregnant and expect to deliver their baby in Ontario. They include information on local practices related to the prenatal and postnatal period, as well as services and resources available. Languages available electronically include: EnglishFrenchArabicChineseFilipinoHindiPunjabiSpanishTamil and Urdu

2. Mixing Alcohol and Breastfeeding – Handout

This handout is a resource for mothers and their partners to help them make an informed choice when it comes to drinking alcohol while breastfeeding.
Languages available electronically include: EnglishFrenchArabicChinese (Simplified)CreeHindiOjibwayPunjabiSpanishTamil and Urdu.

3. Be Safe – Have an Alcohol Free Pregnancy – Handout

Best Start Resource Centre with support from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), 2012

This handout provides information and tips for expectant parents about alcohol use in pregnancy.

Languages available electronically include: EnglishFrenchArabicChinese (Simplified)CreeHindiOjibwayPunjabiSpanishTagalogTamil and Urdu

4. Healthy Eating for a Healthy Baby

This 36 page booklet provides information for pregnant women on nutrition in pregnancy. It addresses current concerns and questions such as alcohol and fish consumption, food safety, weight gain and physical activity. A nutrition quiz, charts and recipes are also included.

Languages available electronically include: EnglishFrenchArabicChinese (Simplified)FilipinoHindiPunjabiSpanishTamil and Urdu

5. You and Your Baby… – Handout

Perinatal Partnership Program of Eastern and Southeastern Ontario with the support of Best Start Resource Centre, revised 2014

This handout provides information on abuse and pregnancy in multiple languages.

Languages available electronically include: EnglishFrenchArabicChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)Cree – N DialectPunjabiSevern OjibweSomali and Spanish.

Health Unit Supports for Expectant Parents

Resources for Healthcare Providers

Smoking Cessation

Violence Against Women

Responding to domestic violence in clinical settings

(Available in French)

This free online course is designed to help physicians, nurses and social workers learn how to effectively provide care to women who experience domestic violence. Developed by the Sunnybrook-Osler Centre for Prehospital Care and the Women’s College Hospital, the course consists of 17 scenarios that explore a range of competencies and indicators. Nurses and physicians can qualify for Continuing Medical Education credits upon the completion of each scenario.

Violence Against Women Resource

A reference guide designed to assist professionals in Perth County who may encounter violence against women in their work in finding agencies and service provider’s contact information related to their client’s needs. Please contact Health Line at 519-271-7600 extension 267 or toll-free 1-877-271-7348 extension 267 for your copy.

Client pamphlets available through the Health Unit:

Safety Cards:

You can download Brochures and Safety Cards in many different languages.

Responding to domestic violence in clinical settings – (Available in French)

This free online course is designed to help physicians, nurses and social workers learn how to effectively provide care to women who experience domestic violence. Developed by the Sunnybrook-Osler Centre for Prehospital Care and the Women’s College Hospital, the course consists of 17 scenarios that explore a range of competencies and indicators. Nurses and physicians can qualify for Continuing Medical Education credits upon the completion of each scenario.