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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

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on Friday September 29, 2017

It comes around every year in October, and this October is no exception.  It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the importance of screening, and options for treatment. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers this information regarding breast cancer in Michigan: Quick Links DHD#10... Read More


National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Posted on Friday September 29, 2017

October 22 through 28 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.  The theme for this year’s campaign is “Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future” with the goal of raising awareness to reduce childhood exposure to lead. Preventing exposure to lead is crucial to a lifetime of good health for children.  At this time, no safe blood... Read More


National Health Education Week
Posted on Friday September 29, 2017

Join District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in celebrating National Health Education Week  – October 16-20!  The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness on major public health issues and promote a better understanding of the role of health education. Health education specialists offer knowledge, skills, and training... Read More


Do Your Part, Be SepticSmart!
Posted on Tuesday September 12, 2017

On Monday, September 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – in conjunction with federal, state and local government and private sector partners – will kick off its fifth annual SepticSmart Week (September 18th-22nd) to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. More than 26 million homes in the United States –... Read More


National Preparedness Month
Posted on Wednesday September 06, 2017

You never know when disaster will strike.  You’ve probably heard it before – it’s not a matter of if, but when.  So what should you do?  Make a plan TODAY! Ready.gov is a site dedicated to helping you and your family plan for a disaster.  Here are some important steps in planning ahead: Step 1:... Read More


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