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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

Don’t Get Bugged!
Posted on Wednesday June 07, 2017

It’s bug season in Michigan!  Unfortunately bugs, like mosquitoes, ticks, and some flies, can spread diseases that often can be prevented.  Reduce your risk of getting bug bites with these tips from the CDC: Use Insect Repellent Use EPA-registered insect repellents that contain at least 20% DEET (products include Cutter Backwoods and Off! Deep Woods) for protection against... Read More


National HIV Testing Day
Posted on Wednesday June 07, 2017

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a day to get the facts, get tested, and get involved! Around 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and one in eight people don’t know they have it. Nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year. HIV testing is the gateway... Read More


Men’s Health Month
Posted on Wednesday June 07, 2017

June 1 Kicks Off Men’s Health Month The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. District Health Department #10 encourages men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.  Quick Links DHD#10... Read More


Keep Your Kids Safe!
Posted on Wednesday June 07, 2017

It’s Safe Homes = Safe Families Month Injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger. But most child injuries can be prevented.  Parents and caregivers can play a life-saving role in protecting children from injuries. FACTS: Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children ages 1-14 in Michigan.... Read More


World NO TOBACCO Day!
Posted on Wednesday May 31, 2017

Today is World No Tobacco Day, a day set aside since 1987 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourage governments to adopt effective policies to reduce smoking and other tobacco use. According to the WHO, tobacco use kills more than 7 million people around the... Read More


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