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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Non-Essential Office Closures

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Washtenaw County Health Department operations not related to COVID-19 are limited. For COVID-19 information, visit www.washtenaw.org/COVID19.  For urgent public health matters like communicable disease, animal bites, foodborne illness or a well t...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

It Is POSSIBLE Opioid Awareness Campaign

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Washtenaw County Health Department’s recently launched It is POSSIBLE campaign tells stories of recovery and provides information on ways to prevent death and overdose from opioid use. The campaign aims to spark hope that both survival and recov...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Building Healthy Communities 2020 grant awards

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Washtenaw County Health Department is pleased to announce a total of $30,000 in grant funding for three community projects that are helping improve access to, and consumption of, healthy foods.

The Health Department awarded the funding through its Building...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Coronavirus Information

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Information is now being shared on our new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage. Go to www.washtenaw.org/COVID19 for the latest updates.

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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: 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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