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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

National Radon Action Month
Posted on Wednesday January 03, 2018

In Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder officially proclaimed January 2018 as Radon Action Month. What in the world is Radon?  Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil and rock. It enters buildings through openings in the foundation floor or walls (sump openings; crawlspaces; floor/wall joints; cracks; space around plumbing, wiring,... Read More

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on Tuesday January 02, 2018

According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), cervical cancer is a disease that affects approximate 13,000 women each year in the United States.  Did you know that it is actually preventable?  Getting vaccinated for HPV early, and getting screened through pap or HPV testing can greatly reduce your chances of getting cervical cancer. The Centers... Read More

Providing for Your Family? WIC Can Help!
Posted on Tuesday January 02, 2018

Are you struggling to put food on the table to feed your family? WIC may be able to help! WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and is a nutritional food program that helps participants eat well and stay healthy.  It’s not just for women, however!  Adoptive parents, fathers, grandparents, other family members, foster parents... Read More

Plan Your Family
Posted on Tuesday January 02, 2018

Having a baby can be one of the most beautiful and important experiences of your life. Not planning for one can have some unintended consequences. Through our Family Planning division, District Health Department #10 provides reproductive health care to men, women, and teens at low or no cost.  We help you plan for your family... Read More

Give Your Baby the Best Chance for a Healthy Life
Posted on Tuesday January 02, 2018

If you are pregnant or planning on having a baby soon, there are things you can do to give your baby the best chance for a healthy life. The best option is to plan your pregnancy by: seeing your health care provider before you get pregnant, or as soon as you suspect your are pregnant... Read More

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In Michigan

Pregnant women urged to 'Prevent to Protect' against Birth Defects January is Birth Defects Awareness Month in Michigan

Flint families can get nutritious food at mobile pantry in January

One million more Michigan residents now considered to have high blood pressure

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Arthritis Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Awareness

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