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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

Back to School… Already?
Posted on Tuesday July 31, 2018

The back to school checklist may start to feel overwhelming this time of year; school supplies, immunizations, physicals, and more! DHD#10 is here to ease your mind on a few things regarding your family’s wellness. Preventing Head Lice Head lice (pediculosis) are parasitic insects found on people’s heads. They do not pose a significant health... Read More

The Importance of Immunizations
Posted on Monday July 30, 2018

One of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health is getting their child vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule. Whether parents have a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or... Read More

Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life
Posted on Monday July 30, 2018

When we think about World Breastfeeding Week, it’s easy to think big- thinking about moms in Europe or Africa. Breastfeeding: it’s one of the most natural and intimate of ALL human interactions. But the reality is (here and everywhere), just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s easy. Breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health... Read More

It’s Summertime… Which Means Local Produce
Posted on Tuesday July 03, 2018

In Michigan, we are lucky to be surrounded by lots of local produce during summer months. Here are a few tips to help make sure you have plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet.   Visit a local farmers market. Find out what is in season Find the date and time of a farmers... Read More

HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention
Posted on Tuesday July 03, 2018

What is HPV? HPV stands for human papilloma virus. HPVs are a group of more than 150 related viruses. Each HPV virus in the group is given a number, and is called an HPV type (for instance, HPV-16). HPVs are called papillomaviruses because some of the HPV types cause warts or papillomas, which are non-cancerous... Read More

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