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Healthy Children & Youth

It is important to prevent illness and promote health in children and youth. Public health staff work with schools and other youth serving organizations to influence patterns for a healthy life.  These patterns determine future capacity and risk for chronic disease, mental health, nutrition, physical activity, sexuality, coping, stress management, anger management and substance use.

Public Health staff focus on:

  • School based immunization and  communicable disease management and control
  • Mental health
  • Physical activity promotion – inMotion
  • Injury prevention
  • Healthy sexuality

Unified Referral and Intake System (URIS)

The URIS program supports children who have specific health care needs and are attending a community program, including schools, licensed child care facilities, agencies providing respite services and recreation programs and .  URIS provides a standard means of classifying the complexity of health care needs and establishes the level of qualification required by personnel to support children with these health care needs.  Health care needs that are classified as ‘Group B' can be delegated to community program personnel who receive training and monitoring by a registered nurse, such as anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes and seizure disorders.  A registered nurse will work with the parent, community program and health care professionals to develop a written health care plan as well as to train and monitor community program staff that are responsible for the child.


Youth Health Survey Reports

This Youth Health Survey was completed by Manitoba students in Grades 7-12 during the 2012-2013 school year.  It provides a snapshot on students' health behaviours. The results presented here reflect the responses of the youth themselves. It is hoped that the report may be one step on a journey toward improving the health of students in our schools and in creating a healthy school environment.

Regional Report

Community Area Reports

Provincial Report

Contact Us

Call your local public health office for questions on healthy children and youth.

ACCESS Downtown
2-640 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 0L8
Phone: 204-940-1626

ACCESS River East
975 Henderson Highway
Winnipeg, MB R2K 4L7
Phone: 204-938-5000

2013 - 785 Keewatin
Winnipeg, MB R2X 3B9
Phone: 204-938-5900

ACCESS Winnipeg West
280 Booth Drive,
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3R7
Phone: 204-940-2040

ACCESS Transcona
845 Regent Avenue West
Winnipeg, MB R2C 3A9
Phone: 204-938-5555

ACCESS Fort Garry
135 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 6E8
Phone: 204-940-2313

ACCESS St. Boniface
170 Goulet Street
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0R7
Phone: 204-940-1692

Point Douglas Community
Health Centre
601 Aikins Street
Winnipeg, MB R2W 4J5
Phone: 204-940-2025

Seven Oaks Health & Social Services Centre
Unit 3 – 1050 Leila Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2P 1W6
Phone: 204-938-5600

Health Links – Info Santé

Health Links – Info Santé is a 24-hour, 7-days a week telephone information service. Staffed by registered nurses with the knowledge to provide answers over the phone to health care questions and guide you to the care you need.

Call anytime 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257.