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Monthly Archives: September 2017

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It comes around every year in October, and this October is no exception.  It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the importance of screening, and options for treatment. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers this information regarding breast cancer in Michigan: Quick Links DHD#10… Read More


National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 22 through 28 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.  The theme for this year’s campaign is “Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future” with the goal of raising awareness to reduce childhood exposure to lead. Preventing exposure to lead is crucial to a lifetime of good health for children.  At this time, no safe blood… Read More


National Health Education Week

Join District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in celebrating National Health Education Week  – October 16-20!  The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness on major public health issues and promote a better understanding of the role of health education. Health education specialists offer knowledge, skills, and training… Read More


Do Your Part, Be SepticSmart!

On Monday, September 18, 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


National Preparedness Month

You never know when disaster will strike.  You’ve probably heard it before – it’s not a matter of if, but when.  So what should you do?  Make a plan TODAY! Ready.gov is a site dedicated to helping you and your family plan for a disaster.  Here are some important steps in planning ahead: Step 1:… Read More


National Recovery Month

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month celebrates the… Read More


Sexual Health Awareness Month

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… Read More


National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

According to The Office of Disease and Health Promotion One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented…. Read More