Get the facts about healthy living. The more you know, the healthier you can live. Learn about upcoming programs to prevent diabetes and help you quit tobacco use. Get involved in community efforts to create healthier places to live, work, learn and play. Today is the day for you to Live Well!
Breast & Cervical Cancer
Through DHD#10 and/or contract providers, women between the age of 21 and 64 can receive screening including clinical breast exams, pap smears, pelvic exams, screening mammograms (only age 40+). If a breast and/or cervical abnormality is identified from the screening test/exam, the woman will be referred to community providers for follow-up. Over 75 diagnostic services are provided free of cost through the BCCCNP. In the event of a diagnosis of breast or cervical cancer, a woman may be eligible for a special Medicaid program through the BCCCNP. If eligible, Medicaid will pay for all of her medical expenses for as long as she is being treated for breast or cervical cancer.
Who is eligible?
- Women ages 21-64
- Have NO Insurance or High Deductible Plan
- Meet the Current Income Guidelines
The Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) Program is an extension of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP). Women are only eligible for the WISEWOMAN Program if they are first enrolled in the BCCCP.
The main focus of WISEWOMAN is to help participants understand and make healthy lifestyle choices with a focus on nutrition, physical activity and smoking cessation. Leading a healthy lifestyle will help with current chronic disease risk factors and symptoms. It may also prevent or delay the development of new chronic disease risk factors
Smoking and tobacco use harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases, including heart disease, cancer, asthma and emphysema. Quitting tobacco use has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones. DHD#10 has numerous tobacco cessation recourse, check them all out here.
National Diabetes Prevention Program
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is an evidence based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes in people 18 years and older. The goal of DPP is to help participants make lifestyle changes around weight loss, reducing fat intake, and increasing physical activity. The DPP is led by trained lifestyle coaches, who motivate encourage, and build on group dynamics to reach successful targeted outcomes for the participants.
Check out the risk test to see if you are at risk of developing diabetes.
For more information on our Diabetes Prevention Program, contact Katie Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-316-8567.
Affordable dental care is available through My Community Dental Centers (MCDC). My Community Dental Centers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing dental services to Medicaid enrollees and low-income, uninsured residents throughout the state of Michigan. Comprehensive services available include:
- Oral Exams and Cleanings
- Tooth Removal
- Fluoride Treatments
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Periodontal Treatments
- TMJ/TMD Treatment
- Sedation Dentistry
- Emergency Dental Care
MCDC has established dental centers in 31 locations throughout the state of Michigan including the Upper Peninsula.