The Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) is a progressive, accredited public health agency committed to improving health and reducing social inequities in health through evidence-informed practice. With a head office in the City of Greater Sudbury and five offices throughout the City of Greater Sudbury and the districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin, the SDHU has a staff of over 250 who deliver provincially legislated public health programs and services. The SDHU is governed by an autonomous Board of Health and has strong community and inter-agency partnerships, for example, with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Laurentian University. The SDHU has an enriched public health practice environment that fosters research, ongoing education, and the development of innovative programs and services. The Sudbury & District Health Unit is part of a provincial network of 36 non-profit public health agencies, funded jointly by local and provincial governments. These health units, together with the Public Health Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, public health laboratories, and primary health care providers comprise the formal public health system of the province. The Sudbury & District Health Unit works locally with individuals, families, the community and partner agencies to promote and protect health and to prevent disease. Public health programs and services are geared toward people of all ages and are delivered in a variety of settings including workplaces, day care and educational settings, homes, health care settings and community spaces.