KAWARTHA LAKES: Health Unit Offers New E-Learning Option to Let Expectant Parents More Easily Access Information
Pregnant, but not sure what to expect? Then the Health Unit’s new online Prenatal Program is for you.
This month, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is launching its new – and free – Prenatal Program website that allows local residents to access reliable and accurate information on pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. To register and login to the e-learning program, visit the Health Unit website (www.hkpr.on.ca), contact us via Facebook (www.facebook.com/HKPRHealthyFamillies), or call 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5003.
The online prenatal learning option will improve and expand service to expectant parents in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.
“We can now bring the Prenatal Program directly to you,” says Julie Ghafur, a Public Health Nurse with the HKPR District Health Unit. “Many people prefer online learning, so this will allow them to access and refer back to information when, where, and how they like.”
The local Health Unit is one of 11 public health agencies in Ontario collaborating with the company, Injoy, on the delivery of the online Prenatal Program. The site includes resources, videos, fun quizzes, learning activities, helpful web links (including to local pregnancy support services), downloadable resource sheets, and a parents’ toolbox loaded with interactive features. The online Prenatal Program has another advantage – there are no commercials or sponsored content.
“Many pregnancy and parenting websites have ads, pop-up windows and other sponsored information that can distract and take away from learning,” Ghafur says. “The Health Unit’s new online Prenatal Program is intended to be a perfect fit for you… trusted and unbiased education, your way!”
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