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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

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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

Health Insurance Open Enrollment – Now through December 15, 2018
Posted on Thursday November 01, 2018

The open enrollment window for the Health Insurance Marketplace is only six weeks long. From Thursday, November 1, 2018 through Saturday, December 15, 2018, individuals can enroll in a plan for the 2019 coverage year. Those with current plans are encouraged to review plan details and costs to ensure that the existing plan is the... Read More


Great American Smokeout®
Posted on Thursday November 01, 2018

  Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®.  Quitting smoking is hard and you don’t have to stop smoking in one day, simply start with day one.  This year, challenge yourself, or encourage someone you know, to use the day,... Read More


Diabetes – Everyday Reality
Posted on Wednesday October 31, 2018

What does it truly mean to live with diabetes.  For some, it is an everyday reality.  Tracey Brown, American Diabetes Association’s CEO, was diagnosed with gestational diabetes 14 years ago, and then later with type 2 diabetes. While the everyday of diabetes can seem overwhelming, there are things everyone can do to improve the lives... Read More


Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
Posted on Wednesday October 31, 2018

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


Project Fresh
Posted on Thursday September 27, 2018

The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is known in Michigan as Project FRESH and administrated by the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program. WIC Project FRESH helps to provide healthy and nutritious produce to Michigan WIC participants, while fostering economic development by promoting our state’s diverse agricultural products. The program provides low-income, nutritionally-at-risk WIC participants... Read More


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