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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

#CondomMonth
Posted on Monday February 05, 2018

Condomology? Say What? Condomology is an initiative by the American Sexual Health Association to ensure that the facts about condoms are available and understood by all, so people can make informed choices about their sexual health. There’s lots to know about condom use (and this is only one of the many methods of birth control). Good... Read More


Brush Your Teeth & Clean Between your Teeth for a Healthy Smile
Posted on Monday February 05, 2018

Children’s Dental Health Month brings up the many things parents and caregivers need to know about caring for kid’s teeth. From accidents to preventing cavities, learn how to maintain a healthy smile. Reduce your children’s risk of tooth decay: Limit between-meal snacks. If kids crave a snack, offer them nutritious foods. If your kids chew... Read More


Is Your Heart Healthy?
Posted on Monday February 05, 2018

February is American Heart Month! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and... Read More


National Radon Action Month
Posted on Wednesday January 03, 2018

In Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder officially proclaimed January 2018 as Radon Action Month. What in the world is Radon?  Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil and rock. It enters buildings through openings in the foundation floor or walls (sump openings; crawlspaces; floor/wall joints; cracks; space around plumbing, wiring,... Read More


Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on Tuesday January 02, 2018

According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), cervical cancer is a disease that affects approximate 13,000 women each year in the United States.  Did you know that it is actually preventable?  Getting vaccinated for HPV early, and getting screened through pap or HPV testing can greatly reduce your chances of getting cervical cancer. The Centers... Read More