The NWHUConnect- Healthy Environments app includes seasonal information on how to stay safe while you interact with your environment. This includes seasonal, up to date information on beach safety, drinking water safety and tick borne diseases. This information is stored within the app so you can have it right at your fingertips even when you are without reception.
The app also includes health hazard alerts that the public should be aware of such as city wide boil water advisories, heat alerts, cold alerts or beach closures. These alerts will be regional and include information on any actions that should be taken to reduce your risk.
Another feature allows users to electronically submit pictures of ticks that are found on humans to public health inspectors for identification as either a wood tick or a deer tick. Simply take a clear picture of the tick that was found and upload it to the “submit a tick” page on the app. Show us where the tick was probably picked up and fill out your information so that we can get in touch. Hold onto your tick! If the tick is identified as being a deer tick, it can then be brought to a Health Unit office to be submitted for testing to see if it is carrying any tick-borne illnesses.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.