In the News

District Health Department #10 keeps communities up-to-date by publishing new releases. DHD#10 shares information about health observances, hot public health topics, community achievements, and more! Check back regularly to read the latest news.

PRESS RELEASES:

November 2019

November 27- Make Handwashing a Healthy Habit

November 26- It’s not too late to get your family vaccinated

November 25- District Health Department #10 Brings Awareness to World AIDS Day

November 7 – World Diabetes Day 2019

November 5 – Practice Food Safety Techniques This Holiday Season

November 4 – Flu Clinic for Manistee Senior Center Rescheduled

October 2019

October 30 – Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace Begins November 1

October 29 – Kalkaska Screw Products Receives Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Gold Award

October 25 – Flu Clinic for Oceana County Council on Aging Rescheduled

October 25 – National Diabetes Month 2019

October 23 – Consult Weather When Scheduling Evening Activities

October 23 – Manistee Senior Center Flu Clinic to be Rescheduled

October 17- Get Screened for A1C During National Diabetes Month

October 14 – National Health Education Week 2019

October 9 – World Food Day 2019

October 5 – Newaygo County Included in EEE Aerial Spraying

October 3 – Additional Flu Clinic Dates: Mason County

October 2 – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 2019

September 30 – Flu Clinic: Lake County

September 27 – Spraying Mosquitoes for EEE in Newaygo County

September 27 – Oceana County Council on Aging receives Building Healthy Communities Grant Funding

September 26 – EEE Found in Newaygo County Horse

September 24 – Manistee food pantries and worksites receive summer grants

September 23 – Preventing the Spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis 

September 20 – Flu Clinic: Manistee County

September 20 – Flu Clinic: Wexford County

September 19- World Sexual Health Awareness Month

September 18 – Flu Clinic: Oceana County

September 18 – Flu Clinic: Missaukee County

September 18 – Flu Clinic: Mason County

September 17 – Hepatitis A in Northern Michigan

September 16 – Flu Clinic: Newaygo County

September 16 – Flu Clinic: Mecosta County

September 16 – National Diabetes Prevention Program coming to Grayling

September 10- Mason County Food Pantry and Senior Centers Receive Building Healthy Communities Grant Funding

September 9- National Suicide Prevention Week 2019

September 6- September and Infant Sleep Awareness

September 4- Flavored Vaping Products Banned in Michigan

September 3- National Diabetes Prevention Program coming to Fremont

August 2019

August 29- Preparing for the Worst

August 23- Residents Cautioned of Algal Blooms in Lakes

August 22- National Diabetes Prevention Program coming to Big Rapids

August 22 – Smoking and Lung Health

August 1 – National Breastfeeding Week

July 2019

July 30- August: Back to School and Immunizations

July 29- DHD#10 Receives Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Gold Award

July 24 – World Hepatitis Day

July 10 – Beware of Swimmer’s Itch

July 9 – Avoiding Illness at the Fair

July 3 – Summer Food Benefits For Children in Crawford and Mecosta Intermediate School Districts

July 1- Title X: Affordable Birth Control and Reproductive Health

June 2019

June 24 – National HIV Testing Day

June 21- First West Nile Virus Activity of 2019 Confirmed in Michigan

June 20 – Free Nicotine Patches, Gum or Lozenges Offered by Michigan Tobacco Quitline

June 13- National Men’s Health Month

June 11 – DHD#10 Receives Michigan Breastfeeding- Friendly Workplace Gold Award

June 10- Revised State WIC Formula Policy Change

May 2019

May 30 – World No Tobacco Day

May 17 – May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

May 7 – Food Establishment Inspection Reports Available on DHD#10 Website

May 6 – Free Nicotine Patches, Gum or Lozenges Offered by Michigan Tobacco Quitline

April 2019

April 25 – DHD#10 Opens Drinking Water Lab

April 23 – National Infant Immunization Week

April 15 – Day at the Capital

April 5 – April is STD Awareness Month

March 2019

March 28 – Measles Outbreak in Southeast Michigan Quickly Spreading

March 25 – Diabetes Alert Day

March 22 – Protecting Your Health After Flooding

March 20 – Over 50? Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

March 13 – Protect Your Child From Measles

March 1 – International HPV Awareness Day

March 1 – March is National Nutrition Month

February 2019

February 21 – Pertussis Increasing in Mecosta County Amish Community

February 13 – Celebrate Responsibly This Valentine’s Day

February 4 – Children’s Dental Health Month

February 1 – LiveWell for Your Heart Celebrates American Heart Month

January 2019

January 29 – Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

January 24 – MDHHS Update on Public Assistance Benefits

January 23 – It’s Not Too Late to Get Vaccinated!

January 17 – National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

January 14 – Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 9 – Diabetes Prevention Program Starting in Manistee County

January 8 – Clothing & Supply Drive to Benefit Children in Foster Care

January 7 – Protect Yourself and Others from Norovirus

January 2 – National Radon Action Month

December 2018

December 20 – Tobacco-Free Holiday

December 19 – Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

December 17 – Food Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

December 4 – Protect Yourself from Influenza This Holiday Season

November 2018

November 28 – Free HIV Testing Available for World AIDS Day

November 20 – New “Prevention Ambassadors” Project Coming to Mason County

November 19 – Hepatitis A Still a Concern for High Risk Groups

November 9 – District Health Department #10 Celebrates Great American Smokeout

November 5 – Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace Has Begun

September 2018

September 24 – Time for Flu Shots – Wexford County

September 24 – Time for Flu Shots – Kalkaska County

September 19 – Time for Flu Shots – Mecosta County

September 18 – Time for Flu Shots – Newaygo County

September 18 – Time for Flu Shots – Lake County

September 14 – Renaissance Festival Attendee Had Hepatitis A – Walk-In Hep A Vaccine Clinic at Grand Traverse County Health Dept.

September 13 – Oceana County Senior Center Now Offering Breakfast

September 6 – Time for Flu Shots – Mason County

September 6 – Time for Flu Shots – Manistee County

September 6 – Time for Flu Shots – Oceana County

September 6 – Diabetes Prevention Classes Starting in Baldwin

September 6 – Diabetes Prevention Classes Starting in Ludington

September 5 – Get Ready For Flu Season

September 5 – Diabetes Prevention Classes Starting in Cadillac

August 2018

August 27 – Diabetes Prevention Classes Starting in Fremont

August 22, 2018 – DHD#10 Showing HPV Documentary at Ferris

August 1 – August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

July 2018

July 19 – Health Department Overcame Challenges to Vaccinate for Hepatitis A Before Electric Forest

July 17 – Free Chair Exercise Class in Big Rapids

July 13 – Free Yoga Class in Big Rapids

July 13 – Yates Dial-A-Ride Employees “Tasting” Health This Summer

June 2018

June 8 – Father’s Day a Great Day to Quit Smoking

June 5 – Health Advisory for Lake Margrethe, Grayling

May 2018

May 31 – World No Tobacco Day

May 23 – Assistance Available for Some Caught in Healthcare Glitch

May 10 – Celebrate A Tobacco-Free Mother’s Day

April 2018

April 26 – DHD#10 Kalkaska Hosts Open House

April 16-   Vaccines Work

April 13 – Encouraging Seniors in Oceana County to Eat Healthy and Move More

April 13 – Encouraging Seniors in Manistee County to Eat Health and Move More

April 13 – Crawford County LOOP IT Challenge

April 10 – Free Nicotine Patches, Gum or Lozenges Offered by Michigan Tobacco Quitline

March 2018

March 27 – Quit Smoking During Public Health Week

March 26 – Kalkaska Seniors Attend Learning Kitchen

March 19 – DHD#10 and Big Rapids Housing Commission Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Class

March 15 – Over 50? Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

March 13 – Tobacco Cessation Classes Offered in Big Rapids

February 2018

February 14 – February is National Condom Month

January 2018

January 31 – Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreading Across Michigan

January 19 – 2018 Girls on the Run Spring Season Seeking Volunteer Coaches

January 17 – Residents Urged to Get Vaccinated Due to Widespread Flu

January 17 – Diabetes Prevention Classes in White Cloud

January 3 – Radon Action Month

December 2017

December 18 – Holiday Season an Opportunity for Tobacco-Free Living

December 18 – State Legislators Attend DHD#10 Board of Health Meeting

December 4 – Diabetes Prevention Program for Crawford County

December 4 – Diabetes Prevention Program for Mecosta County

December 1 – Healthy Habits Month

November 2017

November 13 – Great American Smokeout

November 7 – Shorter Open Enrollment Window

November 1 – Hepatitis A Outbreak Investigated in Michigan

October 2017

October 10 – Community Health Summit – Kalkaska County

October 10 – Community Health Summit – Mason County

September 2017

September 28 – Manistee County Flu Clinics

September 27 – Lake County Flu Clinics

September 26 – Community Health Summit – Mecosta County

September 21 – Lung Cancer Screening Now Available

September 20 – Wexford County Flu Clinics

September 15 – Community Health Summit – Newaygo

September 15 – Community Health Summit – Lake

September 15 – Diabetes Prevention Class Available in Oceana County

September 11 – Community Health Summit – Manistee County

September 11 – Mecosta County Flu Clinics

September 11 – Missaukee County Flu Clinics

September 7 – Oceana County Flu Clinics

August 2017

August 31 – Newaygo County Flu Clinics

August 31 – Mason County Flu Clinics

August 31 – Community Health Summit – Crawford County

August 21 – West Nile Virus in Wexford County Horse

August 21 – Solar Eclipse Safety

August 3 – Prime For Life Classes for Mason and Oceana Counties

August 3 – Community Grants Given in Lake County

July 2017

July 27 – Sustaining Breastfeeding Together

July 10 – Lyme Disease Increasing in Michigan

July 7 – DHD#10 Accredited by State

July 7 – Kalkaska Office Back Open

June 2017

June 13 – Handling Prescription Drugs After Loved One Dies

June 7 – Play It Safe – Keep Mosquitoes Away

June 2- Safe Home – RX Abuse Prevention

May 2017

May 22 – World No Tobacco Day

May 19 – Youth Summit 2017

May 1 – This Graduation Season, Remember: Think Before You Let Teens Drink

April 2017

April 24 – Kalkaska Office Opens Temporary Locations

April 21 – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Crawford

April 21 – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Kalkaska

April 21 – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Lake

April 21 – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Manistee

April 21 – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Mason

April 21 – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Mecosta

April 21 – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Missaukee

April 21 – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Newaygo

April 21 – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Oceana

April 21 – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Wexford

April 20 – Earth Day

April 11 – Kalkaska Office Closed

April 10 – Affordable Care Act Significantly Impacting Uninsured in Michigan

April  5 – Becoming the Healthiest Nation in One Generation

March 2017

March 31- Local Food Advocate Receives National Award

March 20- Healthy Michigan Plan Enrollment

March 16- Know the Risks of E-Cigarettes

March 14- Federal Agency Budget Cuts and Congressional Health Care Repeal Proposals Will Harm the Health of Northern Michigan

March 13- Diabetes Alert Day

March 7- Kalkaska Commission on Aging Receives Grant Award

March 1- Put your Best Fork Forward

February 2017

February 28- Lake County Communities That Care Coalition Honored at National Forum

February 21- Oceana County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

February 14- Take Steps to Stay Healthy

February 9- February is Children’s Dental Health Month – Choose Water for a Sparkling Smile!

February 7- Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources Purchases Walk-In Freezer

February 6- More than 80 percent of cervical cancer is preventable with HPV vaccination, screening

February 2- The Ochsner Eat Fit Program Is Expanding to Lake County

February 2- Healthy Shelf Labeling Expanding in Lake County

January 2017

January 18- Stop Underage Drinking

January 10- Saturday Immunization Clinic at DHD#10

January 9- Prevent Infections for Baby’s Protection

January 9- Girls on the Run Coaches Needed

January 3- Free Radon Test Kits Available at DHD#10