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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Coronavirus Information

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Health officials are closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. As of 1/23,...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Half-Price Radon Test Kits During January’s Radon Action Month

2 out of 5 homes in Washtenaw County have high levels of radon

January is National Radon Action Month. Half-priced radon test kits are available at Washtenaw County Health Department’s Environmental Health Division and the Ypsilanti Township Supervisor’s Office through January 31, 2020. 

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

It's Flu Season: Protect Yourself and Our Community

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Washtenaw County Health Department encourages everyone six months and older to get vaccinated against flu (influenza). Good handwashing, covering your cough, and staying away from others when sick also prevent the spread of flu and other contagious diseas...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

What Washtenaw County youth #wishyouknew about their mental health

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Young people across Washtenaw County wish the adults in their lives knew that mental health is real. They’re not “lazy” or “bad.” 10 deep breaths may not fix it. Their community is hurting, but their generation is strong. And just listening can help. Adul...

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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: June 24, 2019

Washtenaw County Health Department Names New Health Officer

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is happy to announce the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has appointed Jimena Loveluck as the County’s new Health Officer. Loveluck has spent her entire career in public health, including as Deputy ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

County Health Rankings: Washtenaw County is healthy. But not for all.

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Washtenaw County ranks as the fourth healthiest county in Michigan – and first in factors related to health behaviors and clinical care. But the 2019 County Health Rankings, also show that while there are a lot of opportunities for health in Washtenaw, no...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Eleven Percent of Washtenaw County Pregnant Women Smoke. Free Help is Available.

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Eleven percent of Washtenaw County women who gave birth in 2016 reported that they smoked cigarettes while pregnant, according to a new report from the Washtenaw County Health Department. The Health Department encourages pregnant women to take advantage o...

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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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