Population & Public Health

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

Youth Health Survey - Metro Winnipeg Schools, Grades 7 - 12

Community Area Reports


Provincial Report

Youth Health Survey- Provincial Report

Contact Us

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

Downtown Community Office

640 Main Street

Winnipeg, MB.  R3B 0L8

Phone: (204) 940-1626

Point Douglas Community

Health Centre

601 Aikins Street

Winnipeg, MB. R2W 4J5

Phone: (204) 940-2542

ACCESS River East

975 Henderson Highway

Winnipeg, MB. R2K 4L7

Phone: (204) 938-5000

ACCESS Transcona

845 Regent Avenue West

Winnipeg, MB.  R2C 3A9

Phone: (204) 938-5555

ACCESS Winnipeg West
280 Booth Drive

Winnipeg, MB.  R3J 3R7

Phone: (204) 940-2397

ACCESS Fort Garry

135 Plaza Drive

Winnipeg, MB. R3T 6E8

Phone: (204) 940-7091

Seven Oaks Health & Social Services Centre

Unit 3 - 1050 Leila Avenue

Winnipeg, MB.  R2P 1W6

Phone: (204) 938-5600

Accèss-Access Saint-Boniface Community Office

170 Goulet Street

Winnipeg, MB. R2H 0R7

Phone: (204) 940-1692


785 Keewatin Street

Winnipeg, MB. R2X 3B9

Phone: (204) 938-5900



Health Links 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.

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