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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

High Risk for making Bad Choices? There’s help!
Posted on Monday July 24, 2017

Are you the parent, relative, or friend of someone who might be making high-risk choices?  There is help. District Health Department #10 offers a highly-effective program called Prime for Life® designed to help youth and young adults reduce or prevent high-risk choices that may lead to drug and alcohol use.  Prime For Life® is an evidence-based motivational prevention, intervention... Read More

Avoid Swimmer’s Itch
Posted on Tuesday July 18, 2017

Who doesn’t love a good dip in the lake on a hot summer day?  Well, certain microscopic parasites seem to like it and are just looking for a host to latch on to.  If you’re hanging out in the shallow area of a lake, pond or ocean, you may become the host!  The Centers for... Read More

Don’t Let Ticks Make You Sick!
Posted on Monday July 10, 2017

Michigan in the summer is the perfect place for outdoor fun and adventure. It is also becoming a haven for ticks that cause Lyme disease. In fact, cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in Michigan. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia... Read More

Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites!
Posted on Friday June 30, 2017

Who knew a little flying bug could cause so many health problems!  It’s more important than ever to protect yourself against mosquito bites to prevent the spread of viruses like Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, and West Nile. So what should you do? Quick Links Michigan Mosquito Control Association – Emerging Diseases CDC – Mosquito-Borne Diseases... Read More

Prevent Rabies!
Posted on Friday June 30, 2017

It’s that time of year again where people and pets spend a lot of time outdoors.  It’s also a good time to prevent rabies. HERE’S THE FACTS: Rabies is found in the saliva and nervous system of an infected animal. The virus is spread from animal to animal, or animal to person by a bite, scratch, or... Read More

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