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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

National Food Safety Education Month (2022)

Key Facts According to the FDA: Pregnant women and the elderly population people are not only at increased risk of contracting a foodborne illness but are also more likely to… Read More

Sexual Health Awareness Month (2022)

Key Facts According to the World Health Organization: STIs have direct impact on sexual and reproductive health through stigmatization, infertility, cancers, and pregnancy complications and can increase the risk of… Read More

World Heart Day (9/29/2022)

Key Facts According to the World Heart Federation: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels (veins and arteries). CVD can be caused… Read More

National Childhood Obesity Month (2022)

Key Facts According to the CDC: About 1 in 5 American children has obesity Compared to children with healthy weight, children who are overweight or obese are at a higher… Read More

World Rabies Day (9/28/2022)

Key facts: According to the CDC: Rabies is a deadly virus found in the saliva and nervous system of an infected animals spread from animal to animal or animal to… Read More