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District Health Department #10 is the largest geographic health department in Michigan, serving ten counties including Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford. Established in 1997 after a consolidation of four health departments, our mission is to promote and enhance the health of our communities and environment through protection, prevention, and intervention.


Message from the Health Officer


Kevin Hughes, DHD #10 Health Officer

“Public health as a whole strives to protect and improve the health of families and communities by promoting and supporting healthy lifestyles, conducting research, and through the detection and control of infectious diseases (CDC Foundation.) As your local health department, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is dedicated to supporting communities through population-based efforts to achieve better health outcomes and wellbeing for all.

The leadership and staff of DHD#10 remain steadfast in our commitment to our mission and values as well as creating “Healthy People, Healthy Communities.”


Public Health Matters

Open Enrollment Now through December 15, 2017
Posted on Friday November 03, 2017

The open enrollment window for the Health Insurance Marketplace is only six weeks long this year. From November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017, individuals can enroll in a plan for the 2018 coverage year. Those with current plans are encouraged to review plan details and costs to ensure that the existing plan is the... Read More


American Diabetes Month
Posted on Tuesday October 31, 2017

There’s a hero in the fourth grader who juggles spelling tests and gym class with counting carbs and taking insulin shots. There’s a hero in the businessman who prepares his mother’s meals and sets out her diabetes medicine each day before leaving for work. There’s a hero in the mom who takes her insulin shot... Read More


The Great American Smokeout
Posted on Tuesday October 31, 2017

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for 1 day –... Read More


Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
Posted on Tuesday October 31, 2017

When nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke, it is called involuntary smoking or passive smoking. Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke absorb nicotine and other compounds just as smokers do. The greater the exposure to secondhand smoke, the greater the level of these harmful compounds in your body. The 2006 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, “The Health... Read More


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on Friday September 29, 2017

It comes around every year in October, and this October is no exception.  It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the importance of screening, and options for treatment. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers this information regarding breast cancer in Michigan: Quick Links DHD#10... Read More