Biosphere Member Profile: North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

By: Teryl Faulkner

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is proud to be a charter member, and partner, of the GBBR. In our public health work, we envision a healthy life for everyone in our communities.

To achieve its health goals, the Health Unit collaborates with many sectors, including business, education, and the environment. Our efforts to develop policies and environments that better support community health often align with the ecological health goals of related community initiatives. For example, the Health Unit endorses the Parry Sound & Area Food Charter and promotes the development of safer cycling routes. Though our main goals are to reduce chronic disease and prevent injuries, healthier food and transportation systems are also better for the Biosphere.

Many activities that improve population health also contribute to the Biosphere’s sustainable development goals. The Biosphere is a key partner in the Health Unit’s efforts to foster healthy living in our communities. Visit our website to learn more about what we do.