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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Racism is a Public Health Crisis

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The Washtenaw County Board of Health passed a resolution June 30, 2020 explicitly declaring racism as a public health crisis and confirming our collective commitment to health equity in Washtenaw County.

“We know that racism has helped drive uneq...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Main Health Department Number Spoofed

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The main Washtenaw County Health Department phone number (734-544-6700) has been falsified in a scam to contact random people for sensitive health insurance information or medication information. The Washtenaw County Health Department will never randomly ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

How to Get Fresh, Local Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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There are many resources available to combat food insecurity, support local food and farmers, and to do both at the same time. Note: there are more resources available than listed here, as resources keep increasing and evolving.

Food Gatherers is the best ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

New Health for All Washtenaw website provides community health data, stories, and action

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The Washtenaw County Health Department has launched a new website that holds interactive data on hundreds of factors related to community health. www.healthforallwashtenaw.org is a central location for information, stories, and action items on what impact...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Community-wide Solutions Needed to Address Opioid Epidemic

The Healing Forest - 48 conversations about the opioid epidemic and community recovery in Washtenaw

Some epidemics, like Ebola, rush in like a tornado with immediate and obvious destruction. The opioid epidemic, instead, is more like fungus that slowly attacks trees, eventually decimating the forest. This is the focus of a newly published report by the ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Michigan extends ‘Do Not Eat’ Fish Advisory for Huron River to Lake Erie

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On Aug., 31, 2018, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an expanded ‘Do Not Eat’ fish advisory for all fish in the Huron River in Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne, and Monroe Counties. The original advisory was issued o...

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