News and Press Releases

Keeping Northwest Michigan Communities Informed and Healthy

At HDNW, we want to ensure everyone can stay informed. To gain valuable insight into our efforts to protect and promote community health and well-being, we invite you to read our latest news and releases below.

Keep Measles Out of Northwest Michigan

February 12, 2024
The increase in cases being discovered in the United States is attributed to 1) an increase in the number of travelers who get measles abroad and bring it into the U.S., and 2) further spread of measles in U.S. communities in pockets of unvaccinated people.

HDNW Launches Modern Website

February 8, 2024
In response to community needs and feedback provided from our Citizen Advisory Committee, HDNW has transformed its online presence from a traditional informational site to a dynamic and interactive platform.
Healthy Smiles

Healthy Habits for Healthy Smiles

January 30, 2024
HDNW is highlighting the importance of good oral hygiene for children during National Children’s Dental Health Month in February.
HDNW Radon

Shedding Light on Radon

January 3, 2024
HDNW is offering free education and radon test kits as part of Radon Action Month in January.
NWHealth Cancer Day

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

December 27, 2023
HDNW is joining the nation in observing January as Cervical Health Awareness Month.

Helping Children Succeed in School

December 23, 2023
New state law adds dental to hearing and vision screenings for incoming kindergartens and first-graders.

Health Alert: Local HIV Infections Increase

November 23, 2023
There is an increase in the number of HIV diagnoses occurring locally—and HDNW is encouraging residents to be proactive and get tested.

Take Action: Join the Great American Smokeout

November 13, 2023
HDNW is promoting the Great American Smokeout and encouraging community members to quit—starting with day one.
COVID 19 Shot

Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Available

October 12, 2023
The new COVID-19 vaccination has been updated with a more recent strain of the virus.
WIC Award Status

HDNW Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Breastfeeding Outreach

October 11, 2023
The breastfeeding team at Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW) has achieved Premier
Award status

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Janenne Irene Pung, Public Information Officer
Phone: 231-547-7653

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