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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment: Washtenaw Health Plan Can Help, Now - Dec. 15

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The Health Insurance Marketplace will be open for enrollment from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2018. Schedule your free appointment with the Washtenaw Health Plan at 734-544-3030 for help understanding and applying for Marketplace insurance. Walk-ins are also ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Opioid Deaths Involving Cocaine Increasing in Washtenaw County

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Nearly half of deaths related to opioids in Washtenaw County between Jan. and Aug. this year have involved cocaine. This is an increase compared to previous years, where under a quarter of opioid deaths involved cocaine each year between 2013 and 2017.

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

We Support our Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex Community Members

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The Washtenaw County Health Department supports, and affirms the identities of, our trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex community members. Your existence and health matter to us. You will not be erased.

We strongly oppose efforts (or attempts) by th...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Washtenaw County Sees Increase in Legionnaires’ Disease

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Eighteen adults in Washtenaw County have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease (Legionella pneumonia) in 2018. No deaths have been reported.

The Health Department continues to look for sources of common exposure, however, to date, none have b...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot

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It is time for everyone six months and older to get vaccinated against flu (influenza). Sporadic cases of flu are being reported in Washtenaw County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting the flu vaccine before the end of...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Vaping increasing among Washtenaw County Youth

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Less than two percent of Washtenaw County high school students reported smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days, according to the 2017-2018 Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth – a decrease from almost four percent in 2015-2016. While cigarette smoking may b...

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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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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Washtenaw County Health Department Awarded 'Play Everywhere Challenge' Grant

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is thrilled to have been awarded $74,000 to transform public spaces and create opportunities for active play where kids need it most through the KaBoom! Play Everywhere Challenge.

In an effort to make our Humans Servi...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Stop Hepatitis A: Get Vaccinated

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There is an outbreak of hepatitis A among adults in Washtenaw and other Michigan counties. The hepatitis A vaccine is extremely effective at preventing infection, but the majority of Washtenaw adults have not been vaccinated. 

Call 734-544-6700 to...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Health Department Annual Report: Healthy Together

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is pleased to share its 2017 Annual Report with the Washtenaw County community.

“2017 brought challenges – from an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak, to people in marginalized communities feeling unsafe...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

STD Rates Increasing in Washtenaw County

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April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness Month. STD rates continue to reach record levels in Washtenaw County. The Washtenaw County Health Department encourages residents to get tested for STDs and to take steps to prevent infections.

“If you...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Tuberculosis can Affect Anyone

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“Even though it is curable and preventable, TB kills more people than any other infectious disease in the world, surpassing HIV and malaria.” says Mary McCloud, TB nurse coordinator at the Washtenaw County Health Department. “Anyone can get TB. It is in e...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

County Health Rankings Show Improved Equity is Needed

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Washtenaw County has the most primary care doctors, dentists and mental health providers per capita in Michigan, according to the 2018 County Health Rankings released today. We also have the lowest smoking rate and the most physically active adults in the...

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