2007 News Releases

January



February



March



April



May

5-21-07 Health Department launches smokefree restaurant initiative to protect more service industry employees from secondhand smoke


June

6-08-07 Health Department wins lawsuit challenging smokefree workplace regulation
6-08-07 Ironmen Health Center receives contribution from Antrim County Democrats
6-18-07 Health Department says theres no need to collect dead birds for West Nile Virus testing
6-19-07 Reduce Risk of Swimmers' Itch


July

7-06-07 Health Department reminder: license required to sell food at events


August

8-15-07 It's time to review immunization records
8-17-07 Retirement Open House for Barb Dobulis, longtime health department nurse, set for 2:00 PM August 23 at Charlevoix Senior Center
8-24-07 New breast and cervical cancer screening appointments for low-income women available in Antrim and Charlevoix Counties thanks to donations from local groups


September

9-21-07 Human services information summit set for September 28, 2007
9-21-07 Health Department encourages families to prepare an emergency kit
9-27-07 Whooping cough case confirmed in Emmet County


October

10-12-07 Flu vaccination recommended for children
10-15-07 Rates of homes requiring response to radon released during National Radon Action Week
10-23-07 Common sense precautions prevent spread of staph infections


November

11-19-07 Don't let the flu ruin your holiday season
11-19-07 Breast Cancer Walk proceeds fund free mammograms for uninsured women from Charlevoix County
11-20-07 November 27 is National Children's Vaccination Day
11-29-07 Antrim County High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention funds free mammograms for uninsured women from Antrim County


December

12-11-07 Ironmen Health Center Sees 500th Student This Year


2008 News Releases

January

1-24-08 Michigan's Chief Medical Executive Set To Visit Northern Michigan


February

2-19-08 February Is Heart Health Awareness Month
2-29-08 Tobacco Dependence a Chronic Disease
2-25-08 Antrim County campaign seeks mammograms for all who need them
2-28-08 "Becoming a Love & Logic Parent" program coming to Mancelona


March

3-04-08 Health Department keeps stoking fire in teen tobacco prevention effort
3-07-08 Onsite Wastewater System Inspector Accreditation course coming to Gaylord
3-12-08 Michigan Observes March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
3-17-08 Emmet County citizens coming together for town hall meeting on underage drinking
3-27-08 Charlevoix County Peer-2-Peer members encourage smokers to "Kick Butts"


April

4-16-08 National Infant Immunization Week is April 19-26
4-28-08 Cover the Uninsured Week is April 27 - May 3


May

5-05-08 Employee Wellness Forum for business professionals planned for May 16 in Bay Harbor
5-12-08 Charlevoix COATS meeting to plan drug-free and alcohol-free activities
5-14-08 Joelle Drader, MD joins Health Department Family Planning Program
5-14-08 Free car seat check-up set for Saturday, May 24
5-21-08 New law requires children under age eight, 4' 9" tall to use booster seats in vehicles
5-22-08 Plan First! family planning coverage accepted at Health Department locations
5-27-08 Raffle tickets for sale for 2008 18-foot Four Winns boat and trailer


June

6-03-08 Hospice benefit auction set for Friday at Castle Farms
6-05-08 Community Foundation grants help buy mobile dental equipment for nursing home residents
6-11-08 Health Department tests plans to distribute medications for major disease outbreaks
6-18-08 Health department laboratory testing beach water samples from across northern Michigan
6-20-08 June 27 is National HIV Testing Day
6-30-08 Health Department revises Public Health Advisory at Bay Harbor


July

7-09-08 Warmer weather brings swimmers' itch to some area lakes
7-17-08 Two bats test positive for rabies
7-18-08 Free mammogram and Pap test appointments available in August
7-30-08 You probably need a measles booster, especially if you're planning overseas travel
7-30-08 Health Department earns highest level of accreditation from State


August

8-04-08 Breast Feeding Awareness Walk set for Friday, August 8
8-08-08 August is National Immunization Month
8-22-08 Ready to quit smoking? Free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges available while supplies last


September

9-11-08 MDCH Releases a Public Health Consultation for the former Elk Rapids Sportsman's Club site
9-15-08 Hearing and vision screening underway for school children
9-15-08 Local responder attends US Department of Homeland Security training
9-17-08 Torch Riviera Restaurant goes smokefree
9-18-08 Charlevoix County Peer-2-Peer student groups learn leadership skills with grant from Charlevoix County Community Foundation
9-22-08 Human Services Information Summit set for September 26, 2008
9-25-08 World Rabies Day is September 28
9-30-08 E. coli outbreak in Emmet County


October

10-07-08 Flu vaccination recommended for most everyone over six months old
10-15-08 Radon test kits available at no charge for Radon Action Week at Health Department offices
10-24-08 Michigan Supreme Court dismisses major argument of lawsuit against smoke-free business regulation in Charlevoix


November

11-03-08 Local E coli outbreak not related to other Michigan cases
11-04-08 "Handling the Holidays"


December

12-30-08 New Year is a great time to quit smoking


2009 News Releases

January

1-06-09 January is National Radon Action Month
1-13-09 January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


February

2-03-09 Karen Kreger retires from Health Department after 25 years in Antrim County office
2-03-09 Area communities support breast cancer prevention efforts in Antrim County
2-04-09 Whooping cough cases were preventable with immunization
2-09-09 Flu activity picking up in the area
2-12-09 New recommendation calls for smokers, asthmatics to get pneumococcal vaccine
2-17-09 Tobacco Reduction Coalition encourages users to quit spit tobacco
2-23-09 Antrim County High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention supports Michigan Tax Check-Offs to fight Cancer


March

3-17-09 Health Department and Pellston schools working together to bring student health center to campus
3-31-09 Northern Health Plan: Action taken by a Michigan House of Representatives Subcommittee could help over 150,000 low-income uninsured people in Michigan


April

4-17-09 Property Evaluation, Mortgage Evaluation before sale saves time and money
4-17-09 Carbon monoxide alarms available for Health Department clients
4-22-09 No Family Health Services at Health Department April 27 - May 1
4-23-09 Charlevoix and Emmet County youth count references to alcohol and tobacco in kids' movies
4-29-09 Local health department ready for Swine Flu if it reaches the area


May

5-06-09 State budget cuts cost Michigan millions in federal matching dollars and hit local health department hard
5-14-09 New Northern Health Plan program helps unemployed make COBRA payments for health insurance
5-19-09 The week before Memorial Day is National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week


June

6-05-09 $25 gas cards and $25 grocery cards offered to women at mammogram/Pap test appointments at Health Department's Mancelona Clinic
6-05-09 Openings available on June 11 for eligible women at Charlevoix office
6-12-09 "Love & Logic" Parent Training offered in Bellaire
6-12-09 World Health Organization declares Pandemic Phase 6 for Novel H1N1 Flu
6-15-09 Elk Rapids Schools and Health Department offered immunization clinic together
6-16-09 Health Department reminder: license required to sell food at events
6-18-09 Health Department downgrades East Park Public Health Advisory
6-24-09 June 26 is National HIV Testing Day


July

7-17-09 Dental benefits for adults enrolled in Medicaid are reduced, not eliminated
7-21-09 New Health Center to Provide Healthcare for Those in Need
7-22-09 Michigan Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Health Department
7-23-09 Tobacco Reduction Coalition looking for new members


August

8-03-09 National Breastfeeding Week
8-19-09 Health disparities gap could widen with budget cuts
8-26-09 $25 gas cards offered to women at mammogram/Pap test appointments at Health Department


September

9-01-09 Health Department announces Seasonal Flu shot clinics
9-17-09 "Pints for Prostates" fundraiser at the Villager Pub on Friday, September 25
9-18-09 Human Services Information Summit set for September 25, 2009


October

10-01-09 Seasonal flu shots appointments available in Elk Rapids on October 13
10-13-09 Health Department, schools working together to prevent H1N1 outbreaks
10-14-09 First death in Michigan resulting from cuts to Adult Dental Medicaid Benefit
10-15-09 Free radon test kits available October 19-23 at Health Department offices For National Radon Awareness Week
10-15-09 H1N1 (swine) flu now in northwest Michigan
10-15-09 Registered Nurses: Please help Health Department with H1N1 flu vaccination clinics
10-23-09 Health Department offering H1N1 flu shots next week to those who need it most
10-23-09 Infant diagnosed with pertussis in Charlevoix County
10-26-09 When does the Health Department recommend school closure for flu outbreaks?
10-28-09 Health Department announces H1N1 Flu Vaccination Clinics Schedule


November

11-02-09 Health Department named 2009 HomeCare Elite as a top home health care provider
11-04-09 Pine River Place apartments go smoke-free
11-06-09 Health Department announces H1N1 (swine) flu vaccination clinics
11-12-09 Appointments now available for H1N1 vaccinations at Health Department offices
11-13-09 Health Department will offer H1N1 vaccinations on-campus during the school day
11-18-09 Despite rumors, there are no deaths from H1N1 (swine) flu in local area
11-18-09 The Best Time to Quit Smoking is Now
11-20-09 Death from H1N1 flu confirmed in Health District
11-24-09 Health Department warns residents to avoid fraudulent e-mails referencing CDC-sponsored state vaccination program


December

12-03-09 Health Department warns residents to avoid fraudulent e-mails referencing CDC-sponsored state vaccination program
12-07-09 Health Department awarded grant from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
12-09-09 H1N1 vaccination now open to everyone
12-14-09 H1N1 vaccination clinics coming to Senior Centers
12-14-09 Health Department commends legislature for passing smoke-free bill
12-15-09 H1N1 flu vaccination clinic set for Tuesday, December 22 in Mackinaw City


2010 News Releases

January

1-05-10 COBRA Support Program extended with federal recovery funds
1-11-10 Health Department encourages prevention and screening for cervical cancer
1-12-10 It's not too late to vaccinate
1-13-10 James Delaney, DDS, retires from Dental Clinics North
1-14-10 January is National Radon Action Month
1-19-10 Children with pertussis in Emmet County


February

2-01-10 Ed Huller, new High Tea Chairman, starts three-year term
2-10-10 Tax Form Check Off
2-11-10 Health Department receives funding to continue H1N1 vaccination initiative
2-19-10 Are you prepared if your child has a dental emergency?
2-19-10 Appointments for free mammograms still open on March 2 in Charlevoix for eligible women
2-19-10 Health Department and Charlevoix Area Hospital co-sponsoring H1N1 vaccination clinic
2-22-10 Antrim County Health Rankings
2-22-10 Charlevoix County Health Rankings
2-22-10 Emmet County Health Rankings
2-22-10 Otsego County Health Rankings
2-26-10 Construction underway at Pellston's Hornet Health Center


March

3-09-10 Health Department announces H1N1 flu clinics
3-15-10 Health Department offers low-cost/no-cost health care services
3-15-10 COBRA Support Program extended with federal recovery funds
3-16-10 Experience and dedication make the difference in home care
3-16-10 Ironmen Health Center promotes dental care
3-17-10 Public health officials: science won in "vaccine court"
3-19-10 Northern Michigan agencies first in state to partner with Text4baby
3-23-10 New FDA Rule Protects Youth From Tobacco
3-29-10 Hospice of Northwest Michigan welcomes new Executive Director
3-31-10 Hospice of Northwest Michigan awarded grant from Great Lakes Energy People Fund


April

4-09-10 Hospice of Northwest Michigan's new logo demonstrates partnership with Health Department
4-16-10 Dr. Rod Tinney named a public health "Hometown Health Hero"
4-19-10 National Infant Immunization Week is April 25-May 1
4-17-10 Health Department Kicks off public education campaign


May

5-26-10 May is National Women's Health Month
5-28-10 World No Tobacco Day is May 31


June

6-15-10 Health Department Public Beach Safety Program began June 1
6-18-10 June is National Men's Health Month
6-25-10 Survey shows strong local support for new smoke-free air law
6-26-10 June 27 is National HIV Testing Day
6-30-10 Health Department reminder: license required to sell food at events


July

7-19-10 Bring in your children and teens for needed vaccines now
7-19-10 First half of 2010 sees rise in pertussis cases in Emmet County


August

8-17-10 Pertussis outbreak that began in Emmet County has spread to Antrim, Charlevoix, and Otsego


September

9-18-10 Study shows school-based health clinics provide positive benefits for students
9-14-10 Influenza Vaccination Season Begins
9-14-10 "Pints for Prostates" fundraiser at the Villager Pub in Charlevoix on Friday, October 1


October

10-04-10 Dental Clinics North welcomes back adults enrolled in Medicaid
10-12-10 Health Department received very few complaints from restaurant and bar patrons in first five months since smoke-free law was implemented
10-13-10 National Radon Action Week is October 17 - 23, 2010


November



December

12-01-10 Norovirus causing illness in the area
12-03-10 National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 5-11, 2010
12-16-10 Stay Healthy Over the Holidays by Getting Your Flu Vaccine


2011 News Releases

January

1-06-11 Health Department warns food establishments of phony inspector scam
1-14-11 Free radon test kits available at Health Department offices January 17-21
1-19-11 National Birth Defects Prevention Month spotlights medication use during pregnancy
1-19-11 Appointments for free mammograms available in Charlevoix for eligible women
1-24-11 Study indicates high compliance with smoke-free law
1-25-11 Influenza has arrived in northwest Michigan
1-27-11 Antrim County High Tea fills gap left from state cuts


February

2-03-11 Celebrate School-Based Health Center Awareness Month in February 2011
2-22-11 Through With Chew Week 2011


March

3-18-11 Kick Butts Day 2011
3-23-11 Health Insurance Program for Michigan enrollees: contact the Health Department for premium refund


April

4-20-11 Frey Foundation awards major grant to Health Department


May

5-26-11 False Morels causing serious illness this season


June

6-01-11 One Year Later: Michigan's Smoke Free Law Helps Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
6-03-11 Mammograms saving lives for women in northwest Michigan
6-16-11Gerald Chase retiring after 37 years at the Health Department
6-21-11 Downstate infections demonstrate risks of drinking raw milk
6-22-11 Free at-home colorectal cancer screening kits available for uninsured/underinsured
6-23-11 Michigan School Immunization Rules (and many colleges) require meningitis shots for kids age 11 to 18
6-27-11 Health Department awarded grant for School Wellness Program in Boyne City


July

7-19-11 Common sense is the key to avoiding heat-related illness
7-19-11 Hospice of Northwest Michigan Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner


August

8-02-11 Three Cases of Tetanus in Michigan: Health Department Adults to Get Tdap Vaccine
8-09-11 Appointments for free mammograms available in Antrim County for eligible women
8-09-11 Northern Health Announces New COBRA Support Program
8-19-11 MDCH Seeks Community Input for Identifying Priority Health Needs


September

9-06-11 New Tobacco and Nicotine Products Back To School Concern
9-06-11 Health Department warns food establishments of phony inspector scam
9-09-11 $141,853 Awarded to Health Department for Hornet Health Center and Ironmen Health Center
9-14-11 Human Services Information Summit set for September 23
9-21-11 "Pints for Prostates" fundraiser at the Villager Pub on Friday, September 30


October

10-07-11 Charlevoix Flu Clinic Announcement
10-10-11 Radon Test Kits are free at Health Department Offices during National Radon Action Week
10-10-11 New study finds State's Smoke Free Law has beneficial health impact
10-11-11 Residents urged to get flu vaccine for entire family


November

11-02-11 Learn to Eat Safe Fish
11-03-11 Protect against carbon monoxide poisoning as winter months near
11-04-11 Health Department awarded grant for Early Childhood Behavioral Health Initiative
11-04-11 Flu-like illnesses have arrived in the area and are on the rise
11-09-11 At least 10 cases of chickenpox reported in Antrim County outbreak so far; more expected
11-14-11 Governor recognizes Erika Van Dam for work at child and adolescent health centers
11-14-11 Great American Smokeout--November 17, 2011
11-21-11 Promoting Active Communities Bronze Award for Pellston Building Healthy Communities Coalition
11-22-11 Health Department receives Michigan Cancer Consortium Challenge Award
11-28-11 Health Department awarded Safe Routes to School grant for six schools


December



2012 News Releases

January

1-16-12 Help for smokers to keep their New Year's resolution to quit
1-17-12 January is radon action month
1-30-12 Health Insurance Program for Michigan enrollees: contact the Health Department for premium refund
1-30-12 Hospice of Northwest Michigan earns designation from We Honor Veterans


February

2-03-12 Safe Routes to School walking audits complete in 3 local communities
2-10-12 Free coaching available for eligible pregnant women who want to quit smoking
2-14-12 It's not too late for flu shots


March

3-08-12 Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation visit Hornet Health Center
3-08-12 New Surgeon General's Report Calls on Michigan to make the next generation tobacco-free
3-19-12 Free home test kits for colorectal cancer available at Health Department
3-20-12 SAFE Youth in Northern Michigan joins National Kick Butts Day Initiative


April

4-04-12 Annual County Health Rankings released
4-05-12 "Do Your Part" To Prevent Underage Drinking
4-09-12 Congressman Dan Benishek to attend Grand Re-opening of Newly Renovated Hornet Health Center in Pellston
4-19-12 Spring time is best time to test your drinking water well
4-23-12 Over 24,000 low-income and/or uninsured residents of Northern Michigan served by Dental Clinics North in 2011
4-23-12 National Infant Immunization Week is April 22-28


May

5-11-12 Reduce exposure to rabies


June

6-14-12 Celebrate a Smoke-Free Father's Day
6-21-12 Pellston Farmer's Market offers healthy, locally-grown produce to the community
6-29-12 Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act supports local Health Department initiatives


July

7-25-12 Social and emotional skills as important as academics in preschool and kindergarten
7-27-12 "Safe Routes to School" underway in Charlevoix
7-31-12 Whooping cough still a deadly threat; CDC reports cases have doubled


August

8-16-12 H3N2v flu virus appears in Michigan
8-20-12 West Nile Virus fatality in Michigan reinforces mosquito precautions


September

9-06-12 Tobacco products "designed for addiction" place back-to-school teens at risk
9-12-12 Human Services Information Summit set for September 21
9-14-12 Emmet County Commissioner named Legislator of the Year by national health association
9-18-12 Charlevoix students get ready to walk and roll
9-19-12 Community Foundations, Health Department connect kids in need with mental health resources


October

10-01-12 Interactive "Ages and Stages" Web tools help parents track child development
10-02-12 Boyne City students get ready to walk and roll
10-03-12 Health Department helps Northwest Michigan prepare for flu season
10-08-12 Parent Support Nights offer information, networking and a free night out for dinner
10-10-12 If you care about Otsego County, this meeting is for you!
10-11-12 Community partnership provides new hope to Antrim County women
10-22-12 Coalition forms to prevent drug and alcohol abuse among Antrim County kids
10-24-12 If you care about Emmet or Charlevoix County, this meeting is for you!
10-31-12 Focus group planned for Presque Isle residents on November 8


November

11-01-12 Health Department to observe Great American Smokeout on November 15
11-07-12 Health Department lifts final Bay Harbor health advisories
11-07-12 Health Department immunization clinic at Charlevoix Middle School has openings Nov. 14
11-08-12 E.coli outbreak prompts investigation in Antrim County
11-12-12 Mitchell Hill Farm producing unpasteurized apple cider under unsanitary conditions
11-15-12 Forum will discuss Safe Routes to School; parents strongly encouraged to attend
11-16-12 Health Department offering flu shots and immunizations at Harbor/Petoskey office
11-26-12 Parents invited to help plan safe walking routes to East Jordan schools


December

12-04-12 Anti-tobacco coalition commends Boyne City, Boyne Falls and East Jordan Public Schools
12-04-12 Anti-tobacco coalition commends Vanderbilt Public Schools on 24/7 tobacco policies
12-10-12 This Holiday Season, give young children the gift of social and emotional language
12-11-12 Widespread flu virus sends kids home from school, prompts flu shot reminders
12-31-12 Health Department offers this New Year's resolution: Stop using tobacco!


2013 News Releases

January

1-08-13 Eliminate a silent killer during National Radon Action Month
1-09-13 New anti-tobacco coalition commends all Emmet County public schools on 24/7 tobacco policies
1-09-13 Widespread flu virus kills 4 Michigan children; Health Department adds immunization clinics
1-14-13 Due to high demand, appointments strongly encouraged for Health Department flu shot clinics
1-14-13 New anti-tobacco coalition commends Alba, Elk Rapids, Ellsworth and Mancelona Public Schools
1-17-13 Paxton retires from Health Department after 40-year career in health care
1-23-13 Action Teams prepare to tackle top community health priorities across Northern Michigan
1-24-13 Health Department partners with Central Lake Public Schools to provide immunizations
1-25-13 February is Children's Dental Health Month


February

2-05-13 Anti-tobacco coalition commends Char-Em ISD schools on 24/7 tobacco policies
2-25-13 Renewed pertussis threat in Northern Michigan comes with expanded recommendations


March

3-01-13 March is National Nutrition Month! Choose foods that suit your lifestyle, needs and tastes
3-05-13 March is Save Your Vision Month!
3-07-13 "Look What I Can Do!" offers parent information, networking and a free night out for dinner
3-14-13 Char-Em SAFE Youth join National Kick Butts Day Initiative on March 20
3-15-13 Johannesburg/Lewiston Schools' 24/7 tobacco policies mean full participation by Otsego schools
3-15-13 Without proper license, Northern Michigan caterers may be violating food laws
3-26-13 Mancelona's Ironmen Health Center youth bring home School-Community Health Alliance award
3-27-13 Youth Coalition tackles prescription drug, tobacco and alcohol abuse in Antrim County


April

4-15-13 Petoskey Youth Soccer complex promotes tobacco-free community
4-29-13 Health Department warns food establishments of phony inspector scam
4-29-13 Annual well water testing should be on tap for seasonal cottage owners - and everyone else


May

5-01-13 Smart Commute Week builds healthy bodies and healthy communities
5-07-13 Children's Mental Health Awareness Day brings much-needed attention to sources of mental illness
5-09-13 Celebrate Mother's Day tobacco-free
5-23-13 2013 World No Tobacco Day seeks ban on all tobacco advertising


June

6-06-13 Forum will discuss Safe Routes to School; parents strongly encouraged to attend
6-27-13 Summer in Northern Michigan means Swimmer's Itch for many


July

7-11-13 Surprise! You may qualify for free mammograms, a free gas card and more
7-15-13 Health Department celebrates 100% school enactment of 24/7 Tobacco-Free Policies
7-15-13 Bridge Cards Welcome Here! Local farm markets offer healthy options for low-income consumers
7-18-13 Surprise! You may qualify for free mammograms, a free gas card and more
7-18-13 The healthcare marketplace is coming soon!


August

8-14-13 Breastfeeding Awareness Month emphasizes mom-to-mom support


September

9-12-13 Health Department helps Northwest Michigan prepare for flu season
9-24-13 Parent Support Partner helps families navigate "Back to School" season


October

10-01-13 Confused about Affordable Care options? The Health Department is set to Enroll Northern Michigan
10-17-13 Health Department encourages Northwest Michigan to prepare for flu season
10-18-13 Small Business Forums to help local businesses stay on top of Affordable Care
10-22-13 Parents: Don't let lice get ahead of you
10-25-13 Health Department sessions help Northern Michigan navigate Health Insurance Marketplace
10-28-13 Antrim County cancer survivor shares wisdom during Breast Cancer Awareness Month


November

11-05-13 Health Department to observe Great American Smokeout on November 21
11-18-13 Alanson parks go tobacco-free


December

12-16-13 Health Department sees uptick in flu cases; vaccinations still readily available


2014 News Releases

January

1-03-14 Radon Action Month hits home in Northern Michigan
1-27-14 Children's Dental Health Month: Good oral health habits begin at birth
1-28-14 "I am an example:" Northern Michigan woman shares HPV heartbreak during Cervical Cancer Month


February

2-05-14 Health Departments help Michigan surpass 75,000 insurance enrollments; 2.2 million nationwide
2-06-14 "Brown Out" means a power surge for East Jordan and Charlevoix students


March

3-17-14 Whooping cough in Northern Michigan spurs vaccination reminders
3-17-14 Drastic reduction in child obesity is a victory for public health and WIC programs
3-17-14 Char-Em SAFE Youth kicks butts with new video and Sticker Shock campaign
3-18-14 Northern MI agencies help residents beat March 31 deadline, as Marketplace enrollment tops 5 million


April

4-03-14 Charlevoix County earns high marks in statewide County Health Rankings
4-03-14 Emmet County earns high marks in statewide County Health Rankings
4-03-14 Antrim County slips in County Health Rankings; new measures identify lack of resources
4-03-14 County Health Rankings reveal changing health behaviors and outcomes in Otsego County
4-09-14 Local Lions and Lioness Clubs help bring Hearing & Vision Program into 21st century


May

5-19-14 2014 World No Tobacco Day seeks higher taxes on tobacco products


June

6-02-14 Community Foundation funds Boyne City School Wellness Program improvements
6-09-14 Major life event? The Health Insurance Marketplace may still be open for you
6-23-14 Youth campaign against underage drinking targets Antrim County
6-24-14 Pellston's Hornet Health Center launches new model of health care delivery


July

7-10-14 Charlevoix bans tobacco use in beaches and parks


August



September

9-10-14 Michigan prepares for Enterovirus threat; children with asthma at greatest risk
9-29-14 Health Department helps Northwest Michigan prepare for flu season


October

10-01-14 Northern Health Plan funds helps those caught in the HealthCare.gov "Family Glitch"
10-14-14 Health Department offers FREE radon test kits during Radon Action Week
10-14-14 Health Department offers septic system advice for residents of Northern Michigan
10-15-14 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future"
10-23-14 Health Department wants to reach "EVERY woman, EVERY year"
10-23-14 Health Department and Antrim County High Tea: "EVERY woman, EVERY year"
10-27-14 Thousands more now have health insurance; Health Departments prep for Marketplace enrollment
10-28-14 Trick or treat? "Big Tobacco" tries to lure teens with candy-flavored tobacco products


November

11-14-14 Hospice of Northwest Michigan Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement To Encourage Spending With A Purpose
11-19-14 Health Department to observe Great American Smokeout on November 20


December

12-01-14 Whooping Cough: Adults without Tdap vaccine are a threat to vulnerable infants and children
12-10-14 Health Department encourages flu shots in spirit of Influenza Vaccination Week
12-22-14 Flu cases spike in Northern Michigan this holiday season
12-29-14 Make a fresh start in 2015 by quitting tobacco


2015 News Releases

January

1-26-15 January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


February

2-02-15 Healthy, happy smiles are the goal for Children's Dental Health Month
2-03-15 Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment deadline is February 15
2-11-15 Health Department congratulates East Jordan, local communities for going tobacco-free
2-26-15 Prevent cancer by getting screened during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
2-27-15 Health Department receives grant from Delta Dental Foundation to improve oral health in Northern Michigan
2-27-15 Health Department and McLaren Northern Michigan partner to improve integrated health care


March

3-17-15 Health Insurance Marketplace offers special enrollment period during tax season


April

4-22-15 Northern Health Plan has funds to help people who cannot afford Health Insurance Premiums
4-24-15 Charlevoix board agrees to install "Tobacco-Free" signage at beaches
4-30-15 Selling a home in Milton Township? Better get familiar with the Time-of-Transfer Ordinance


May

5-11-15 Antrim County coalitions work to promote a safe, substance-free prom season
5-27-15 World No Tobacco Day highlights health risks of tobacco use


June

6-01-15 Health Department's Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program receives grant from Charlevoix County Community Foundation
6-02-15 Be smart about your tattoos--use a licensed body art facility, says Health Department
6-22-15 Health Department pilots rapid water quality testing equipment for Northwest Michigan beaches
6-30-15 Gaylord Blue Devil Wellness Center receives multiple community grants


July

7-13-15 Swimmer's itch may be unpleasant, but at least it's not dangerous
7-21-15 Health Department emphasizes Tobacco-Free spaces during Park & Recreation Month


August

8-06-15 Make immunizations a part of your back-to-school routine
8-12-15 Gaylord Blue Devil Wellness Center opens its doors, grand opening slated for Sept. 14
8-18-15 State campaign promotes HPV vaccine to area families


September

9-03-15 Gaylord Blue Devil Wellness Center celebrates grand opening on September 14
9-23-15 "Community Conversations" seek public input on what makes a healthy community
9-29-15 Health Department hosts flu clinics throughout region


October

10-06-15 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10-06-15 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month--Antrim County High Tea
10-08-15 SAFE in Northern Michigan hosts "Drug Trends Info Night," an informational event, on Oct. 19
10-14-15 Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance wins prestigious Director's Award for Excellence in Local Public Health
10-19-15 Health Department offers FREE radon test kits during Radon Action Week, Oct. 25-31
10-27-15 Health Department's school-based health centers win Outstanding Achievement Award
10-28-15 SAFE in Northern Michigan adds two more "Drug Trends Info Nights" for Elk Rapids (Nov. 2) and Ellsworth (Nov. 18)


November

11-17-15 "What Matters To You?" Complete a survey, be a voice in determining local health-related priorities
11-19-15 Health Department's Home Care and Aging division in top tier for Patient Satisfaction
11-23-15 Health Department awarded grant for Youth Mental Health First Aid


December

12-14-15 Michigan Tobacco Quitline offers free resources in time for New Year
12-29-15 January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
12-29-15 January is Cervical Health Awareness Month


2016 News Releases

January

1-26-16 Receive the Zostavax vaccine, reduce your risk of shingles and long-term pain
1-29-16 Children's Dental Health Month encourages good habits from young age


February

2-26-16 SAFE in Northern Michigan hosts "Drug Trends Info Nights" in Emmet and Charlevoix counties
2-29-16 Prevent cancer, get screened during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


March

3-07-16 Health Department urges caution to Spring Break travelers due to Zika concerns
3-15-16 Kick Butts Day is March 16
3-28-16 Health Department partnering with Pediatricians to offer enhanced services


April

4-06-16 National Public Health Week recognized April 4-10
4-14-16 Youth Mental Health First Aid Course offered May 2 & May 25
4-18-16 National Infant Immunization Week raises awareness, highlights achievements


May

5-25-16 Searching for morels? Watch out for ticks too
5-25-16 World No Tobacco Day highlights health risks of tobacco use


June

6-03-16 Father's Day: A great day to quit smoking


July

7-19-16 Health Department's Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program receives grant from Charlevoix County Community Foundation
7-19-16 The Health Department of Northwest Michigan launches the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program in partnership with Michigan State University Extension and Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative


August

8-05-16 Health Department of Northwest Michigan launches the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program in partnership with Michigan State University Extension and Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative
8-05-16 Two bats confirmed infected with rabies in Northern Michigan
8-16-16 Make immunizations part of your back-to-school routine for children and adolescents
8-16-26 Helping Youth Stay Tobacco-Free in the New School Year


September



October

10-20-16 Health Department to Offer Free Radon Test Kits Oct 24-28
10-21-16 Health Department of Northwest Michigan Raises Awareness about Breast Cancer


November

11-02-16 Health Department of Northwest Michigan Celebrates Great American Smokeout
11-02-16 Health Department Hosts Forum in Antrim County on Drug Trends
11-04-16 Potential Hepatitis A Exposure from Frozen Strawberries in Northern Michigan
11-16-16 HDNW: Help Stop the Spread of the Flu
11-21-16 Bellaire Family Health Center Launches CDC Diabetes Prevention Program


December





2017 News Releases

January

Communities Invited to Apply for Greenspace Improvement Dollars
Health Department of Northwest Michigan Announces Health Officer Retirement and New Health Officer Appointment


February

SAFE in Northern Michigan Honored at CADCA National Leadership Forum


March

Federal Agency Budget Cuts and Congressional Health Care Repeal Proposals Will Harm the Health of Northern Michigan
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Bellaire Family Health Center Launches Diabetes Prevention Program


April

Quit Smoking Help Available for Pregnant Women
Affordable Care Act Working in Northwest Michigan


May



June

Health Department of Northwest Michigan Medical Director Dr. Josh Meyerson Named Michigan Health Policy Champion
Father's Day a Great Day to Quit Smoking


July



August

Local SAFE Youth Return from Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Training


September

Local health leaders survey progress at the 2nd Annual Stakeholders Meeting of the Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance
New School Therapist Relieves Anxieties in East Jordan Public Schools
Be a Flu Fighter! Get vaccinated at a flu clinic near you


October

Health Department hosts Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
National Diabetes Prevention Program launches in Kalkaska
Health Department Employee Aids Florida's Hurricane Response
Health Insurance Marketplace opens November 1
State Theatre hosts Dental Health Day


November

SAFE in Northern Michigan congratulates local businesses for passing alcohol compliance checks


December

Holiday Season an Opportunity for Tobacco-Free Living
Hospice of Northwest Michigan welcomes April Lamb as new Executive Director



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