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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

Hepatitis A
Posted on Wednesday September 25, 2019

In recent news, our very own Kalkaska County has seen a Hepatitis A outbreak affecting its community. Since August 1, 2016, Michigan has seen a sharp increase in cases of Hepatitis A.  As of September 11, 2019, there were 920 cases, 738 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths associated to the Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan.  To... Read More


Project Fresh
Posted on Tuesday September 24, 2019

The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is known in Michigan as Project FRESH and administrated by the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program. WIC Project FRESH helps to provide healthy and nutritious produce to Michigan WIC participants, while fostering economic development by promoting our state’s diverse agricultural products. The program provides low-income, nutritionally-at-risk WIC participants... Read More


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on Tuesday September 24, 2019

It comes around every year in October, and this October is no exception.  It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about breast cancer risks, the importance of screenings, and options for treatment. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women... Read More


National Health Education Week
Posted on Tuesday September 24, 2019

Join District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in celebrating National Health Education Week  – October 21-25, 2019!  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. The theme for this year is Elevating... Read More


Back to School… Already?
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

It’s almost that time again… back to school. A time where parents rejoice at the thought of sending their kids back to school and teachers dream of receiving them with open arms. DHD#10 is here to remind parents and teachers that during this transition time, it is crucial to be on the look out for... Read More


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In The News

October 17- Get Screened for A1C During National Diabetes Month

October 14- National Health Education Week 2019

October 9- World Food Day 2019

October 5 – Newaygo County Included in EEE Aerial Spraying

October 3 – Additional Flu Clinic Dates: Mason County

October 2 – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 30 – Flu Clinic: Lake County

September 27 – Spraying Mosquitoes for EEE in Newaygo County

September 27 – Oceana County Council on Aging receives Building Healthy Communities Grant Funding

September 26 – EEE Found in Newaygo County Horse

September 24 – Manistee food pantries and worksites receive summer grants

September 23 – Preventing the Spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis 

September 20 – Flu Clinic: Manistee County

September 20 – Flu Clinic: Wexford County

September 19- World Sexual Health Awareness Month

September 18 – Flu Clinic: Oceana County

September 18 – Flu Clinic: Missaukee County

September 18 – Flu Clinic: Mason County

September 17 – Hepatitis A in Northern Michigan

September 16 – Flu Clinic: Newaygo County

September 16 – Flu Clinic: Mecosta County

September 16 – National Diabetes Prevention Program coming to Grayling

September 10- Mason County Food Pantry and Senior Centers Receive Building Healthy Communities Grant Funding

September 9- National Suicide Prevention Week 2019

September 6- September and Infant Sleep Awareness

September 4- Flavored Vaping Products Banned in Michigan

September 3- National Diabetes Prevention Program coming to Fremont

In Michigan

MDHHS to conduct substance abuse disorder treatment needs, provider capacity assessment with $3.4 million CMS grant

MDHHS encourages communities to consult local weather forecasts when scheduling evening activities

MDHHS announces Section 298 pilots have come to an end

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