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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

Do Your Part, Be SepticSmart!
Posted on Tuesday September 12, 2017

On Monday, September 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – in conjunction with federal, state and local government and private sector partners – will kick off its fifth annual SepticSmart Week (September 18th-22nd) to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. More than 26 million homes in the United States –... Read More


National Preparedness Month
Posted on Wednesday September 06, 2017

You never know when disaster will strike.  You’ve probably heard it before – it’s not a matter of if, but when.  So what should you do?  Make a plan TODAY! Ready.gov is a site dedicated to helping you and your family plan for a disaster.  Here are some important steps in planning ahead: Step 1:... Read More


National Recovery Month
Posted on Wednesday September 06, 2017

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month celebrates the... Read More


Sexual Health Awareness Month
Posted on Wednesday September 06, 2017

The World Health Organization defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe... Read More


National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Posted on Wednesday September 06, 2017

According to The Office of Disease and Health Promotion One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented.... Read More


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In Michigan

Community activities to prevent falls offered at several Michigan sites

Public health officials continue hepatitis A investigation, vaccination efforts

Hepatitis A diagnosed in a food worker at an Isabella County retailer

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Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease

Arthritis Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Awareness

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