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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

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

National Diabetes Month 2019
Posted on Monday October 28, 2019

November is National Diabetes Month and this year the experts are focusing on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Did you know, adults living with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease and have a greater chance of a heart attack or stroke? Two times more likely, to be exact. Similarly, people with... Read More

Health Insurance Open Enrollment – Now through December 15, 2019
Posted on Monday October 28, 2019

The open enrollment window for the Health Insurance Marketplace is only six weeks long. From Friday, November 1, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019, 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

Hepatitis A
Posted on Wednesday September 25, 2019

In recent news, our very own Kalkaska County has seen a Hepatitis A outbreak affecting its community. Since August 1, 2016, Michigan has seen a sharp increase in cases of Hepatitis A.  As of September 11, 2019, there were 920 cases, 738 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths associated to the Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan.  To... Read More