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Throughout Michigan, phone scammers are spoofing local health department phone numbers and are calling residents asking for your personal and confidential information. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from District Health Department #10 or Medicare and they ask for personal and confidential information, HANG UP! Because we do sometimes contact our clients and need personal information, click here to find the DHD#10 number in your area  and contact us to see if we did, in fact, place a call to you for any reason. Do not call back the number from your Caller ID. Thank you!

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, Health Officer Photo

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

Get Vaccinated. Stop Measles.
Posted on Wednesday March 13, 2019

Get the facts: Did you know 228 cases of measles have been confirmed in 12 states between January 1 and March 7 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

Colorectal Cancer is Highly Preventable
Posted on Wednesday February 27, 2019

During month of March, DHD#10 shares with men and women aged 50 years and older the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Colorectal cancer remains the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women. Early detection is key to discovering cancer before a person experiences any signs or symptoms. Regular screenings... Read More

March is National Nutrition Month®
Posted on Wednesday February 27, 2019

Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. March is National Nutrition Month® and District... Read More

What’s important to you?
Posted on Wednesday February 27, 2019

Tell us on our Community Survey, and you could win a $25 Visa gift card! Five (5) winners will be randomly chosen. This survey is a chance to share what you think your community needs most. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiThrive2019 The MiThrive project is working to improve the health of communities in Northern/Central Michigan through examining data, finding... Read More

February is Children’s Dental Health Month
Posted on Thursday January 31, 2019

  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... Read More