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Pregnancy and BirthPregnancy and Birth<p>There are many services and resources available in Simcoe County for women who are pregnant.  Services are available from community health centres, hospitals, and other community-based organizations.</p><ul><li>The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has a wide range of <a title="information, programs and resources for expectant parents." href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/PregnancyAndBefore.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">information, programs and resources for expectant parents</font></a>. </li><li>Visit Settlement.org to download the <a href="http://www.settlement.org/sys/library_detail.asp?k=SEX_PREG&doc_id=1005038" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Giving Birth in a New Land – A Guide for Women New to Canada and Their Families</font></a> resource guide, available in multiple languages.</li></ul><p>​</p>
Sexual and Reproductive HealthSexual and Reproductive Health<p>Sexual and reproductive health is an important aspect of health and wellbeing. Topics related to sexual and reproductive health, including sexually transmitted infections, birth control, menopause, infertility, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT).</p><ul><li>The Ontario council of Agencies Service Immigrants (OCASI) has developed the Positive Spaces Initiative, which helps to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ) newcomers. <a href="http://www.positivespaces.ca/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Visit the OCASI website for more information</font></a>. </li><li>The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has a wide range of information, programs and resources related to <a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/SexualHealth.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">sexual health</font></a> online.</li><li>The <a href="http://www.nsmhealthline.ca/listCategories.aspx?id=10028" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">North Simcoe Muskoka Healthline has an online directory</font></a>, which covers most of the geographic region of Simcoe County. </li></ul>
Children's HealthChildren's Health<p>Helping children stay healthy is an important role for parents. Many organizations provide information, programs and resources about a wide range of topics related to children’s health, such as the importance of immunizations, car seats, flu shots, and healthy nutrition.</p><ul><li>The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has a wide range of information, programs and resources <a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/JFY/ParentsandParentsToBe.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">for parents and parents-to-be</font></a> online.</li><li>The <a href="http://www.nsmhealthline.ca/listCategories.aspx?id=10015" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">North Simcoe Muskoka Healthline has an online directory</font></a>, which covers most of the geographic region of Simcoe County.</li><li>Visit Health Canada to download <a href="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/choose-choix/advice-conseil/child-enfant-eng.php" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Canada’s Food guide for Children</font></a>.</li></ul><p>​</p>
Senior's HealthSenior's Health<p>Staying healthy and active is important as we age. Many organizations within Simcoe County provide programs, information and resources for people aged 65 and over.</p><ul><li><span lang="EN-US">To learn more about local programs and services, contact 211 Community Connection by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting <a href="http://centraleastontario.cioc.ca/?UseCICVw=72" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">www.infosimcoecounty.ca</font></a>.  211 Community Connection provides free, confidential information about human services, and is available in over 150 languages and TTY.</span> </li><li>The <a href="http://www.seniorsinfo.ca/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Seniors’ Info website </font></a>is an online resource for seniors and their families, and provides access to information about seniors’ health, services and programs in communities across Canada.</li><li>The <a href="http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/ie/index.shtml" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Information for Seniors </font></a>from the Government of Canada provides information about services and programs from the Government of Canada for seniors and their families.</li><li>The <a href="http://www.seniors.gov.on.ca/en/seniorsguide/index.php" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Seniors’ Guide from the Government of Ontario</font></a> is an online guide to programs and services for seniors in Ontario, and is available in multiple languages.</li><li>The <a href="http://www.nsmhealthline.ca/listCategories.aspx?id=10019" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">North Simcoe Muskoka Healthline</font></a> has information about services and programs for seniors through an online directory, which covers most of the geographic region of Simcoe County.</li><li>The <a href="http://www.psan-sc.ca/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Prevention of Senior Abuse Network - Simcoe County</font></a> provides local services, supports and resources related to the prevention of senior abuse in Simcoe County.</li></ul><p>​</p>
Nutrition and Healthy LivingNutrition and Healthy Living<p>Eating well and getting enough physical activity are important aspects of living a healthy lifestyle.  Topics include diet, nutrition, physical activity, and food safety. Information about services and programs in Simcoe County related to nutrition and healthy living are available through the resources below.</p><ul><li>The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website has programs, services and information about <a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/HealthyEating.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Healthy Eating </font></a>and <a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/PhysicalActivity.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Physical Activity</font></a>, in addition to numerous <a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">other health topics </font></a>on the website.</li><li>The <a href="http://www.nsmhealthline.ca/listCategories.aspx?id=10022" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">North Simcoe Muskoka Healthline</font></a> has information about services and programs for healthy living through an online directory, which covers most of the geographic region of Simcoe County.</li><li>Visit Health Canada to <a href="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/order-commander/guide_trans-trad-eng.php" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">download Canada’s Food guide in multiple languages</font></a>. </li></ul><p>​</p>