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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

Family Health and Fitness Day (6/8/2024)

Key Facts  According to the National Recreation and Park Association: Children today experience record levels of obesity and preventable diseases like hypertension and Type II Diabetes, caused in part by a… Read More

Men’s Health Month (6/2024)

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, the ratio of males to females… Read More

Tick Prevention (6/2024)

Key Facts According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS): Ticks are active from early May-November and will bite both humans and companion animals. Use insect repellents containing… Read More

National HIV Testing Day (6/27/2024)

Key Facts According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Everyone ages 13 to 64 should get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People with certain… Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month (May, 2024)

Mental Health Awareness Month Key Facts According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, and only half of them… Read More