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Go Further with Food

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… Read More


Today is World No Tobacco Day, a day set aside since 1987 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourage governments to adopt effective policies to reduce smoking and other tobacco use. According to the WHO, tobacco use kills more than 7 million people around the… Read More

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

This year, April 29th is recognized as National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. District Health Department #10 encourages everyone to take action by disposing your unused medications all week long, leading up to the national event. Properly disposing excess medications helps protect the public safety and health of your community in the following ways: Reducing the… Read More

Kalkaska County Health Department Opens Temporary Offices

While clean up and restoration continue due to flooding at District Health Department #10 (DHD #10) in Kalkaska, two temporary locations are now open for limited services. WIC part-time services are available at the Church of Christ located at 1725 Kalkaska Road in Kalkaska. Please note this is a part-time clinic and appointments are necessary to… Read More

DHD #10 Kalkaska County Building Closed

The Kalkaska County office of District Health Department #10 (DHD #10) is closed due to flooding in the building. Clean up is currently underway, but it is not known exactly when the building will re-open to the public. Public health services are still available at the remaining nine counties served by DHD #10, including in… Read More

Alcohol Awareness Month

This April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) since 1987, this year’s theme is: “Connecting the Dots: Opportunities for Recovery.” No other substance is more widely used and abused by America’s youth than alcohol, making alcoholism and alcohol-related problems the number one public… Read More

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse – Building Community, Building Hope The theme for this year’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month is “Building Community, Building Hope.” Communities have a great influence in families’ lives. Everyone can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being. This section… Read More

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Let’s have a little Q & A session: Q. How common is sexual violence? Sexual violence affects nearly every household in America. Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, and every eight minutes a child is sexually abused. One in six American women and one in 33 men have experienced sexual violence in their lifetimes. On average, there are 321,500 victims (age 12… Read More

STI Awareness Month

April is STI Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new STI cases in the U.S. every year The medical costs for these new cases are $16 billion Adding the new cases each year with existing infection, there are an estimated 110 million total STIs among… Read More

Early Detection is the Best Protection

Meet Susan Trinklein, a woman who received a free mammogram through DHD#10, “From the minute I started my experience with DHD#10 I couldn’t have met a more wonderful and caring group of women. I got an appointment to have a mammogram and also a breast ultrasound. After several tests, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast… Read More