September 2019 - District Health Department 10
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Monthly Archives: September 2019

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Hepatitis A

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

Project Fresh

The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is known in Michigan as Project FRESH and administrated by the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program. WIC Project FRESH helps to provide healthy and nutritious produce to Michigan WIC participants, while fostering economic development by promoting our state’s diverse agricultural products. The program provides low-income, nutritionally-at-risk WIC participants… Read More

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It comes around every year in October, and this October is no exception.  It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about breast cancer risks, the importance of screenings, and options for treatment. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women… Read More

National Health Education Week

Join District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in celebrating National Health Education Week  – October 21-25, 2019!  The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness on major public health issues and promote a better understanding of the role of health education. The theme for this year is Elevating… Read More