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National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a day to get the facts, get tested, and get involved! Around 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 people don’t know they have it. That means nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year. HIV testing is… Read More

Don’t Let Ticks Make You Sick!

Michigan in the spring and summer is the perfect place for outdoor fun and adventure; however, it is also a haven for ticks that can cause Lyme disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria that is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged… Read More

Men’s Health Month

June 1 Kicks Off Men’s Health Month Father’s Day is quickly approaching and now is the perfect time to encourage the men in your life to take care of themselves. The month of June is National Men’s Health Month and DHD#10 urges all boys and men to stay healthy by eating right, exercising and seeking regular… Read More

Family Health & Fitness Day

What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than by spending some time in the great outdoors? Our local parks and recreation organizations play such an important role in the wellness of community members, especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recognizes the second Saturday in… Read More

National Nurses Month 2021

Ashley Andersen Ashlie Baker Nina Bolles Ashlee Bosscher Lisa Briggs Julie Burger Gretchen Cooper Suzanne Cressell George Davis-Williams Bethanie Dean Tawnya Ebels Tina Edmonds Becky Fink Jody French-Sroka Jessica Fultz Hayley Geeseman Maureen Goulet Cynthia Hagan Lisa Harding Corey Hauswirth Rebekah Hodson Cynthia Hutchins Claire Jansen Curtis Johnson Kasey Kassuba Stephanie Lauria Darcy Lokers Valerie… Read More

Hand Hygiene: Clean Hands Count

Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections and illnesses like COVID-19. Cleaning your hands is the single most important way to protect yourself and your family from getting sick and spreading illness to others. It can prevent the spread pf germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics are are… Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Month. Mental health is an integral component to overall health and well-being. Everyone faces challenges in life that can have an impact on their mental health. In fact, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. This past year has required us all to face the loneliness… Read More

National Infant Immunization Week

  Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are more than 19 million unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children in the world, putting them at serious risk of potentially fatal diseases. Celebrate National Infant Immunization Week (April 26 – May 3) by… Read More

April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new STD cases in the U.S. every year The medical costs for these new cases are $16 billion In 2018, there were 1,758,668 cases of Chlamydia, 583,405 cases of Gonorrhea and 115,045 cases of all stages of syphilis reported in the United States…. Read More

March is National Nutrition Month®

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