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COVID-19 Information

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

DHD#10 will no longer be providing weekly COVID-19 updates or maintaining the COVID-19 Data Dashboard. Due to declining cases and hospitalizations, DHD#10 will be referring to the CDC COVID-19 County Check tool and MDHHS’s County-Level Data Dashboard and Vaccine Dashboard.

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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

World Breastfeeding Month (2022)

Key Facts According to the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA): Breastfeeding without other foods or fluids for the first 4 to 6 months of life is the best start for all babies Breastfeeding reduces the risk of ovarian and breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular disease Breastfeeding saves money August is… Read More

Summer Sun Safety Month (2022)

Key Facts  According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration: Sunscreen is not recommended for babies who are 6 months old or younger Make sure your child wears clothing that covers and protects his or her sensitive skin – if you hold the fabric against your hand and it’s sheer enough to see through it, it… Read More

National Immunization Awareness Month (2022)

Key Facts According to the CDC : COVID-19 disrupted both in-person learning and routine well-child visits for many children during the past two years As a result, too many children have fallen behind on receiving recommended vaccines CDC’s public sector vaccine ordering data show a 14% drop in 2020-2021 compared to 2019, and measles vaccine… Read More

World Hepatitis Day (7/28/2022)

World Hepatitis Day – July 28, 2022 Key Facts According to the World Hepatitis Alliance: Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main Hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D, and E. These five types are of the greatest concern because of… Read More

UV Safety Awareness Month (2022)

UV Safety Awareness Month – July 2022 Key Facts According to the American Cancer Society: Your skin makes vitamin D naturally when it is exposed to UV rays from the sun. Whenever possible, it’s better to get vitamin D from your diet or vitamin supplements rather than from exposure to UV rays. Dietary sources and… Read More