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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Heavy Rain and Flooding Safety

Call Environmental Health at 734-222-3800 with flooding questions.

Floods can contaminate food and water, which can cause illness. Floods can lead to other dangers as well, like carbon monoxide poisoning, mold growth, electrical and fire hazards, and more.

Remember:

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown. This National Weather ...
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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Measles Information

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UPDATED 4/17/2019 9:52 AM

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Washtenaw County Health Department confirmed on April 12, 2019 a case of measles related to international travel. The health departments are alerting the public to poten...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Read our 2018 Annual Report

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is pleased to share its 2018 Annual Report with the entire community.

In 2018, the Washtenaw County Health Department provided thousands of clinical visits and environmental health inspections. We helped thousands of ...

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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.

Pregnant woman's belly with baby shoes and text, ssmoking increases your baby's risk of birth

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: December 6, 2018

Marijuana Legalization: What You Need to Know

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Adult-use recreational marijuana is now legal in Michigan. Here's what you need to know about the law and the health effects.

The Law

On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, creating the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act.

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

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

Washtenaw County Health Department supports, and affirms the identities of, our trans, gender non-co

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

Legionnaires

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: 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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