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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

Benefits of the Flu Vaccine
Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020

Once again, it’s flu season. During the 2018-2019 flu season, approximately 49 percent of the US population chose to get a flu vaccine and this prevented an estimated: 4.4 million flu illnesses, more than the population Los Angles. 58,000 flu hospitalizations, about the number of students at Ohio State University. 3,500 flu deaths, equivalent to saving about... Read More


Colorectal Cancer is Highly Preventable
Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020

During month of March, DHD#10 shares with men and women aged 50 years and older the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Colorectal cancer remains the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women. Early detection is key to discovering cancer before a person experiences any signs or symptoms. Regular screenings... Read More


March is National Nutrition Month®
Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020

Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. March is National Nutrition Month® and District... Read More


Go Red for Women Month
Posted on Wednesday February 05, 2020

February is Go Red for Women Month, the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Go Red for Women Month isn’t just about wearing red to show support for women or sharing heart health facts, it’s about women standing together and taking charge of their own heart health as... Read More


February is Children’s Dental Health Month
Posted on Tuesday January 28, 2020

  Children’s Dental Health Month brings up the many things parents and caregivers need to know about caring for kid’s teeth. From accidents to preventing cavities, learn how to maintain a healthy smile. Reduce your children’s risk of tooth decay: Limit between-meal snacks. If kids crave a snack, offer them nutritious foods. If your kids... Read More