Roles and responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Public Health Director

Under the Act respecting health services and social services, the acting Public Health Director, Dr. Richard Fachehoun, is responsible, in the region, for:

  • Informing the population on its health condition, the major health problems, the main risk factors and the interventions he considers the most effective, monitoring the evolution thereof, and conducting studies or research required for that purpose;
  • Identifying situations which could pose a threat to the population’s health and ensuring the implementation of protection measures;
  • Ensuring expertise in preventive health and health promotion, as well as regarding prevention services conducive  to reducing mortality and avoidable morbidity;
  • Planning, leading, organizing and controlling all activities related to the elaboration, the implementation and the evaluation of the Plan d'action régional de santé publique and ensuring the activities are in line with the orientations of the /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextProgramme national de santé publique (French only).

Regional action plan

On the North Shore, the Démarre le chargement du fichierPlan d'action régional de santé publique (French only) is based on five priorities:

  • Global development of children and teenagers
  • Healthy and safe lifestyles and environments
  • Prevention of infectious diseases
  • Management of health risks and threats, and preparation for public health emergencies
  • Continuous monitoring of the population’s health condition and of its determinants

Report of the Public Health Director on the health and well-being of the North Shore population

This report contains many regional data on lifestyle habits, chronic diseases and mental health, among others. Specific sections also focus on the health of children and teenagers, seniors, and workers.

Démarre le chargement du fichierRapport du directeur de santé publique sur la santé et le bien-être de la population de la Côte-Nord (French only)

Démarre le chargement du fichierPortrait de santé et de bien-être de la population de la Côte-Nord (Version intégrale - Septembre 2018) (French only)

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