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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

Continuing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS – World AIDS Day 2018
Posted on Wednesday November 28, 2018

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for the world to unite and continue fighting against HIV and AIDS.  It is a time to show support for those living with HIV or AIDS, and to remember those who have died.  The only way to know you have HIV is to get tested.  Call your... Read More


Prevent illness – Wash your hands!
Posted on Wednesday November 28, 2018

One of the best ways to prevent illness is by washing your hands.  In just five simple steps, you can reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. WET – wet your hands with warm running water and apply liquid soap or use clean bar soap. LATHER – lather your hands by... Read More


It’s Flu Season
Posted on Wednesday November 28, 2018

  The flu doesn’t take the holidays off.  This is the time of year when family and friends gather to celebrate, and often spread germs while doing it. FLU FACTS: The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.... Read More


Health Insurance Open Enrollment – Now through December 15, 2018
Posted on Thursday November 01, 2018

The open enrollment window for the Health Insurance Marketplace is only six weeks long. From Thursday, November 1, 2018 through Saturday, December 15, 2018, individuals can enroll in a plan for the 2019 coverage year. Those with current plans are encouraged to review plan details and costs to ensure that the existing plan is the... Read More


Great American Smokeout®
Posted on Thursday November 01, 2018

  Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®.  Quitting smoking is hard and you don’t have to stop smoking in one day, simply start with day one.  This year, challenge yourself, or encourage someone you know, to use the day,... Read More


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