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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

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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

Food Safety Month
Posted on Friday April 26, 2019

Let’s face it…most of us love to eat, but no one wants to get sick from it.  There is always a risk of getting a foodborne illness whether you’re eating at home or in a restaurant. What foods are most associated with foodborne illness? Raw or undercooked foods such as raw or rare meat and... Read More


Global Employee Health & Fitness Month
Posted on Friday April 26, 2019

As national healthcare costs increase, many employers are looking to reduce healthcare costs and increase their bottom-line. In many instances, healthcare costs are linked to chronic disease and obesity related diseases. Nationwide, obesity related healthcare claims account for $147 billion (and rising) dollars of our healthcare costs. This amount does not include the amount of dollars... Read More


Get Vaccinated. Stop Measles.
Posted on Friday April 26, 2019

Get the facts: Did you know 626 cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states between January 1 and April 19 in 2019? The states that have reported cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and... Read More


Test Your Drinking Water
Posted on Friday April 26, 2019

Did you know, in Michigan, the Safe Drinking Water Act does not regulate private wells that serve less than 25 people? This means that it is up to the private well owner to make sure the drinking water is safe. Clean drinking water is essential to our health. However, water can become contaminated with bacteria... Read More


April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month
Posted on Thursday March 28, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new STI cases in the U.S. every year The medical costs for these new cases are $16 billion Adding the new cases each year with existing infection, there are an estimated 110 million total STIs among Americans Get Tested Sexually transmitted... Read More