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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 2019
Posted on Monday November 25, 2019

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for the world to unite and continue the fight against HIV and AIDS.  It is a time to inform the public of HIV services available to them, show support for those living with HIV or AIDS, and to remember those who have died.  The only way to... Read More


It’s not too late! Protect yourself from the flu.
Posted on Monday November 25, 2019

The 2019-2020 flu season is already underway and positively confirmed flu cases are on the rise. As part of National Influenza (flu) Vaccination Week, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is reminding families that it’s not too late to get the flu vaccine. FACTS: What is the flu? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that... Read More


Make Handwashing a Healthy Habit
Posted on Monday November 25, 2019

If there was a way to help prevent illness wouldn’t you want to know about it? Well, there is! One of the best ways to prevent illness is simply 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... Read More


Thankful November
Posted on Tuesday October 29, 2019

“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others” – Dalai Lama What can you be thankful for this November? It can be the littlest things in life that end up bringing us the most joy. November is the perfect month to take some time and reflect on the things you can... Read More


Great American Smokeout®
Posted on Monday October 28, 2019

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, November... Read More


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