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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

You Can Do It! (Quit Smoking, Of Course)
Posted on Thursday March 29, 2018

Seriously, you can and were here for you every step of the way! DHD#10 has several ways to help you reduce your current tobacco use or quit completely.  Take your first steps toward becoming tobacco free, find a quit method that works for you: 1. Michigan Tobacco Quitline– For a limited time the Michigan Tobacco Quitline... Read More


Vaccines Work
Posted on Thursday March 29, 2018

Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are more than 19 million unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children in the world, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal diseases. Of these children, 1 out of 10 never receive any vaccinations,... Read More


Celebrate National Public Health Week with DHD#10
Posted on Thursday March 29, 2018

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To ensure this, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, learn, work, worship and play impacts each of us and can determine our health and life expectancy. Within our communities,... Read More


Reduce your Risk of HIV/STDs
Posted on Thursday March 01, 2018

1 in 2 sexually active people will get a sexually transmitted disease or infection – an STD/STI – by the age of 25 (and there is still risk beyond that). But were here to tell you that there is lots of steps you can take to reduce your risk. To start, we have free condoms... Read More


Colorectal Cancer is Highly Preventable
Posted on Thursday March 01, 2018

During month of March, DHD#10 shares with men and women aged 50 years and older the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Colorectal cancer remains the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women. Early detection is key to discovering cancer before a person experiences any signs or symptoms. Regular screenings... Read More