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

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