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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 Condom Week (02/14-02/21)

National Condom Week (02/14-02/21) Key Facts According to Planned Parenthood: If you use condoms perfectly every single time you have sex, they’re 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. But people aren’t perfect,… Read More

Children’s Dental Month (February, 2024)

Children’s Dental Month – (February, 2024) Key Facts According to the CDC: Oral health refers to the health of the teeth, gums, and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to… Read More

American Heart Month (February, 2024)

American Heart Month (February, 2024) Key Facts According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) : Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing… Read More

Radon Awareness Month (January, 2024)

Radon Awareness Month – Radon Awareness Week (January 23 – 27, 2024) Key Facts Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. The EPA and the… Read More

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January, 2024)

Key Facts According to the CDC: You can lower your risk for cervical cancer by getting screened regularly, starting at age 21. The HPV test and the Pap test are screening tests that… Read More