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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.

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.

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Public Health Matters

Men’s Health Month (June, 2023)

Men’s Health Month – June, 2023 Key Facts According to Men’s Health Network (MHN): At birth, the ratio of males to females is 115:100, but by the age of 100,… Read More

Tick Prevention (June, 2023)

Tick Prevention Key Facts According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS): Michigan’s five most common ticks are the American dog tick, Blacklegged tick, Lone star tick, Woodchuck… Read More

National HIV Testing Day (June 27, 2023)

National HIV Testing Day – June 27, 2023 Key Facts According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): In 2021, 36,136 people received an HIV diagnosis in the… Read More

Family Health & Fitness Day (June 10, 2023)

Family Health & Fitness Day – June 10, 2023 Key Facts  According to the National Recreation and Park Association: Diabetic individuals taking 30-minute walks in a green space experienced lower… Read More

Hepatitis Awareness Month (May, 2023)

Hepatitis Awareness Month Key Facts According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: There are several different viruses that can cause hepatitis; the most common types of viral hepatitis… Read More