August is Breastfeeding Month...
Every woman's journey to motherhood is different. Those who choose to breastfeed make an investment in their baby's future. Breastfeeding allows new mothers to make the food that is perfect for baby. Their milk gives baby a healthy start that will last a lifetime. The Heatlh Department is committed to providing new mothers with the information and support they need to breastfeed through our WIC and MIHP programs, and through the Mother-to-Mother Breastfeeding Peer Support Program, offered in partnership with the MSU Extension.
Links of Interest:
Why Breastfeeding is Important
How Breastfeeding Benefits You and Your Baby
...and Immunization Awareness Month!
Are you and your kids up-to-date?
Immunization helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis, children and adults need to get their shots! Check out our Immunizations page to check recommended immunization schedules and school requirements. Call 1-800-432-4121 to make an appointment.
Links of Interest:
Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunizations (32 MB)
Parent's Guide to Teen and Pre-Teen HPV Vaccination
CDC Vaccines: 10 Things You Need to Know
Hot TopicsNEW! Board of Health Meeting Agenda, September 2, 2014
NEW! 2014 Flu Immunization Clinic Schedule
CDC Fact Sheet
CDC Questions and Answers
NEW! 2013 Annual Report to the Community
MDEQ BeachGuard - Closing and Advisories
MDCH "Eat Safe Fish" Guide
Upcoming ServSafe Classes:
- Tawas City - October 14, 2014
- Gaylord - October 29, 2014
- Alpena - November 6, 2014
- Cheboygan - December 11, 2014
Tick Identification and Testing in Michigan
Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program
Wickes TCE Plume and ACUTE
Milton Township Time Of Transfer (TOT) 2013 Annual Report
PATH Workshops brochure
NEW! Upcoming PATH Workshops in our area
What is PATH?
Ages and Stages Questionnaire
Certified Food Manager - Find a ServSafe Class