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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

Sexual Health Awareness Month
Posted on Tuesday September 04, 2018

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 sexual... Read More

Do Your Part, Get Septic Smart
Posted on Tuesday September 04, 2018

  On Monday, September 17, 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

Safe Sleep for Babies
Posted on Tuesday September 04, 2018

September is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and to recognize this important observance,  DHD#10 is reminding parents and caregivers of techniques that can help to substantially reduce the infant death rate in Michigan. Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, or SUID, is Michigan’s leading cause of preventable infant death. Michigan currently ranks 37th among states for overall... Read More

Back to School… Already?
Posted on Tuesday July 31, 2018

The back to school checklist may start to feel overwhelming this time of year; school supplies, immunizations, physicals, and more! DHD#10 is here to ease your mind on a few things regarding your family’s wellness. Preventing Head Lice Head lice (pediculosis) are parasitic insects found on people’s heads. They do not pose a significant health... Read More

The Importance of Immunizations
Posted on Monday July 30, 2018

One of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health is getting their child vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule. Whether parents have a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or... Read More

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$63,000 raised at seventh annual Fostering Futures Scholarship event; More than 500 foster youth who go to college will benefit this year

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