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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

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

Newborn Screening Awareness Month
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

September is Newborn Screening (NBS) Awareness Month! Newborn screening is a public health service done by all states to identify conditions not noticeable at the time of birth, but that may cause serious disability or even death if not treated quickly. Each year, millions of babies in the U.S. are routinely screened for over 30... Read More

Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, District Health Department #10 is proud to participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you: Lower your risk for heart... Read More

Sexual Health Awareness Month
Posted on Thursday August 22, 2019

The American Health Association defines sexual health as the ability to embrace and enjoy our sexuality throughout our lives. It is a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality, according to the World Health Organization, not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual Health requires a positive and... Read More

College Freshmen Should Get Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine
Posted on Tuesday July 23, 2019

Do you have a young adult heading off to college in the fall?  Now is a good time for students to get a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.  Living in close quarters and where large groups tend to gather, like dormitories, increases the risk of getting meningococcal disease or meningitis.  It can spread from person to... Read More