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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

Continue the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Posted on Friday December 01, 2017

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for the world to unite and continue fighting against HIV and AIDS.  It is a time to show support for those living with HIV or AIDS, and to remember those who have died. FACTS What is HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) damages cells in the immune... Read More


‘Tis the Season for the Flu
Posted on Friday December 01, 2017

The flu doesn’t take the holiday off.  This is the time of year when family and friends gather to celebrate, and often spread germs while doing it. FLU FACTS: The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu... Read More


Prevent Illness by Washing Your Hands
Posted on Friday December 01, 2017

  One of the best ways to prevent illness is by washing your hands.  In just five simple steps, you can reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. WET – wet your hands with warm running water and apply liquid soap or use clean bar soap. LATHER – lather... Read More


Open Enrollment Now through December 15, 2017
Posted on Friday November 03, 2017

The open enrollment window for the Health Insurance Marketplace is only six weeks long this year. From November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017, individuals can enroll in a plan for the 2018 coverage year. Those with current plans are encouraged to review plan details and costs to ensure that the existing plan is the... Read More


American Diabetes Month
Posted on Tuesday October 31, 2017

There’s a hero in the fourth grader who juggles spelling tests and gym class with counting carbs and taking insulin shots. There’s a hero in the businessman who prepares his mother’s meals and sets out her diabetes medicine each day before leaving for work. There’s a hero in the mom who takes her insulin shot... Read More


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In Michigan

Flint families can get nutritious food at mobile pantry in December

Michigan State University is the first college to receive Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award

MDHHS recognizes Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day

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