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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

Bringing Awareness to Cervical Health
Posted on Friday December 20, 2019

Cervical Health. Most people would rather shy away from talking about it. But just as any other aspect of health, it is important! Without routine screenings, cervical cancer can go undetected. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. At any... Read More


Protecting the Community’s Health in their Homes
Posted on Friday December 20, 2019

Radon is a serious health risk facing tens of thousands of Americans and is associated with words like: That’s why the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. What in the world is Radon?  Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil and rock.... Read More


National Birth Defect Prevention Month
Posted on Friday December 20, 2019

Did you know? Every 4 ½ minutes a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. About 120,000 babies (1 in 33) in the U.S. are born each year with birth defects. In Michigan, approximately 8,000 babies are born with birth defects every year. Birth defects are the leading cause of death... Read More


Continuing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS – World AIDS Day 2019
Posted on Monday November 25, 2019

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for the world to unite and continue the fight against HIV and AIDS.  It is a time to inform the public of HIV services available to them, show support for those living with HIV or AIDS, and to remember those who have died.  The only way to... Read More


It’s not too late! Protect yourself from the flu.
Posted on Monday November 25, 2019

The 2019-2020 flu season is already underway and positively confirmed flu cases are on the rise. As part of National Influenza (flu) Vaccination Week, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is reminding families that it’s not too late to get the flu vaccine. FACTS: What is the flu? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that... Read More


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