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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

Reduce your Risk of HIV/STDs
Posted on Thursday March 01, 2018

1 in 2 sexually active people will get a sexually transmitted disease or infection – an STD/STI – by the age of 25 (and there is still risk beyond that). But were here to tell you that there is lots of steps you can take to reduce your risk. To start, we have free condoms... Read More

Colorectal Cancer is Highly Preventable
Posted on Thursday March 01, 2018

During month of March, DHD#10 shares with men and women aged 50 years and older the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Colorectal cancer remains the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women. Early detection is key to discovering cancer before a person experiences any signs or symptoms. Regular screenings... Read More

Go Further with Food
Posted on Tuesday February 27, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month® Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. March is... Read More

Posted on Monday February 05, 2018

Condomology? Say What? Condomology is an initiative by the American Sexual Health Association to ensure that the facts about condoms are available and understood by all, so people can make informed choices about their sexual health. There’s lots to know about condom use (and this is only one of the many methods of birth control). Good... Read More

Brush Your Teeth & Clean Between your Teeth for a Healthy Smile
Posted on Monday February 05, 2018

Children’s Dental Health Month brings up the many things parents and caregivers need to know about caring for kid’s teeth. From accidents to preventing cavities, learn how to maintain a healthy smile. Reduce your children’s risk of tooth decay: Limit between-meal snacks. If kids crave a snack, offer them nutritious foods. If your kids chew... Read More