The Health Promotion Unit provides or supports evidence-based, targeted health promotion and illness prevention programs and activities, to increase public awareness, support healthier decision making and lifestyles, support professional development and collaboration, and create and promote supportive environments.
Supports programs and services that promote healthy lifestyles.
Programs funded through this unit include:
Congenital Anomalies Support Yukon (CASY) is a tool to evaluate rates and trends of congenital anomalies as well as risk factors associated with their occurrence and helps with developing programs and services to help lower the rate of Yukon babies born with a congenital anomaly.
Comprehensive Sexual Health Education (CSHE)
• The Comprehensive Sexual Health Education model provides non-judgmental, age-appropriate, and medically accurate information on a broad set of topics related to sexuality including human development, relationships, decision making, abstinence, contraception, and infection prevention.
Kickin' Ash Youth Smoking Prevention Resource
The Health Promotion Unit has a tobacco prevention program called Kickin' Ash designed for Yukon youth.
Nutrition documents for your children and family at home, work, and school including cookbooks, tips and other resources.
Health and learning go hand in hand. When schools, families and the broader community work together to make healthy choices the easy choices, student health and academic achievement improve.
Smoke-free Places Act
Environmental Health Officers provide guidance and information about requirements and responsibilities of the Smoke-free places act and regulations and investigate complaints about environmental health concerns related to smoking
Before you venture outside, it is important to remember to let someone know where you are going, and when you are expected back.
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3003
Health Promotion (HP-305)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Location: 305 Jarvis Street | Second Floor | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]