September 2018 - District Health Department 10
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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 21 through 27. 2018 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.  The theme for this year’s campaign is “Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future” with the goal of raising awareness to reduce childhood exposure to lead. Preventing exposure to lead is crucial to a lifetime of good health for children.  At this time, no safe blood levels have… Read More

Sexual Health Awareness Month

The World Health Organization defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual… Read More

Do Your Part, Get Septic Smart

  On Monday, September 17, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – in conjunction with federal, state and local government and private sector partners – will kick off its fifth annual SepticSmart Week (September 18th-22nd) to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. More than 26 million homes in the United States… Read More

Safe Sleep for Babies

September is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and to recognize this important observance,  DHD#10 is reminding parents and caregivers of techniques that can help to substantially reduce the infant death rate in Michigan. Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, or SUID, is Michigan’s leading cause of preventable infant death. Michigan currently ranks 37th among states for overall… Read More