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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

Stay Sanitized at the County Fair!
Posted on Thursday August 03, 2017

The rides. The animals. The games. The cotton candy and elephant ears.  It’s county fair season and people are coming out in droves to partake in the summer festivities.  It is also a time to be cautious of germs and foodborne illnesses that can make us sick. The animal exhibits are a big attraction for... Read More


It’s National Immunization Awareness Month!
Posted on Thursday August 03, 2017

August is National Immunization Month, a time to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.  With school quickly approaching, it’s time to check immunizations records to see if your kids are up to date. In Michigan, before a child can attend kindergarten, seventh grade, childcare, or enroll in a new school district, parents or... Read More


College Freshmen Should Get Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine
Posted on Thursday August 03, 2017

Do you have a young adult heading off to college in the fall?  Now is a good time for students to get a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.  Living in close quarters and where large groups tend to gather, like dormitories, increases the risk of getting meningococcal disease or meningitis.  It can spread from person to... Read More


World Breastfeeding Week – August 1-7, 2017
Posted on Friday July 28, 2017

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week!  It’s the perfect time to recognize the benefits of breastfeeding for your baby, your health, your environment, and your wallet. Your Baby The World Alliance of Breastfeeding Action (WABA) explains that breastfeeding promotes the growth and development of children.  It provides not only the best possible nutrition, but also protects... Read More


High Risk for making Bad Choices? There’s help!
Posted on Monday July 24, 2017

Are you the parent, relative, or friend of someone who might be making high-risk choices?  There is help. District Health Department #10 offers a highly-effective program called Prime for Life® designed to help youth and young adults reduce or prevent high-risk choices that may lead to drug and alcohol use.  Prime For Life® is an evidence-based motivational prevention, intervention... Read More


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