Health Department of Northwest Michigan

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 [External Link]
How Breastfeeding Benefits You and Your Baby [External Link]
Breastfeeding Basics [External Link]

...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) [External Link]
Parent's Guide to Teen and Pre-Teen HPV Vaccination [External Link]
CDC Vaccines: 10 Things You Need to Know [External Link]

Hot Topics

NEW! Board of Health Meeting Agenda, September 2, 2014

NEW! 2014 Flu Immunization Clinic Schedule

CDC Fact Sheet [PDF File]
CDC Questions and Answers [PDF File]

NEW! 2013 Annual Report to the Community [PDF File]

MDEQ BeachGuard - Closing and Advisories [External Link]
MDCH "Eat Safe Fish" Guide [External Link]

Upcoming ServSafe Classes: Ticks and Your Health (MDCH) [External Link]
Tick Identification and Testing in Michigan [External Link]
Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program [External Link]
Wickes TCE Plume and ACUTE [External Link]
Milton Township Time Of Transfer (TOT) 2013 Annual Report [PDF File]
PATH Workshops brochure [PDF File]
NEW! Upcoming PATH Workshops in our area [PDF File]
What is PATH? [External Link]
Ages and Stages Questionnaire
Certified Food Manager - Find a ServSafe Class [External Link]

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