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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

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


National Infant Immunization Week
Posted on Thursday March 28, 2019

Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are more than 19 million unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children in the world, putting them at serious risk of potentially fatal diseases. Celebrate National Infant Immunization Week (April 27 – May 4) by learning... Read More


Protect Your Community. Get Vaccinated.
Posted on Thursday March 28, 2019

Get the facts: Did you know 314 cases of measles have been confirmed in 12 states between January 1 and March 21 in 2019? The states that have reported cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,... Read More


Celebrate National Public Health Week!
Posted on Thursday March 28, 2019

District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) staff work every day to ensure our communities are safe and healthy. From safe drinking water to immunizations, to healthy babies and breastfeeding, to physical activity and sexual health, and more- we are public health, and we are here to help you live your best life. Follow @DHD#10 on Facebook... Read More


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